Young Salavat Yulaev hockey player is recognized as top prospect
UFA, 16 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Alim Faizov/.
The Hockey News authoritative sports magazine published the rating of the most promising hockey players in the world. The first place in the list went to the 19-year-old forward of the Ufa Salavat Yulaev Kirill Kaprizov, the Komsomolskaya Pravda-Ufa website informs.
As a result of regular championships the young forward scored 55 points with 23 goals and 22 successful passes. He outflanked all competitors on this indicator and attracted attention of overseas media. In 2015, Kirill was selected in the fifth round of the draft under the 135th number by the Minnesota Wild. His contract with HC Salavat Yulaev will last until the summer of 2018.
The top three leaders along with Kaprizov included Philippe Myers from the Philadelphia Flyers and Jordan Greenway from the Minnesota Wild. The Salavat Yulaev forward became the only representative of the Russian hockey in the top ten rating.