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Prospect Report: Kaprizov wins KHL goal-scoring title, Boldy scores twice

It was the second consecutive season Kaprizov led the KHL in goals

by Tyler Savitsky / Wild.com

It was an exciting week for the prospects in the Minnesota Wild system. The KHL regular season came to an end and the playoffs began for Kirill Kaprizov; Matt Boldy, Jack McBain and Marshall Warren head toward the end of their regular season at Boston College, amongst much more.

Here are the three top performers of the week.


Kirill Kaprizov - CSKA Moscow (KHL)

Kaprizov wrapped up the KHL regular season with a goal and an assist in a 6-0 CSKA Moscow win on Friday. The 22-year-old led the KHL in goals this season for the second consecutive year, scoring 33 times. He also added 29 assists this season, with his 62 points being the third-best mark in the league.

Tweet from @khl_eng: No-look pass #1, no-look pass #2, and here comes Kirill Kaprizov. pic.twitter.com/kUdXfhElvD

After finishing with the best record in the KHL, CSKA opened up the playoffs with a 3-0 win over Torpedo in Game 1. Kaprizov recorded two assists in the game.

Tweet from @khl_eng: 8 goals in last 5 games of regular season ��� and KHL Forward of the Month award goes to Kirill Kaprizov! pic.twitter.com/RADY8kaXPG

Earlier this season, he became the youngest player in KHL history to record 100 goals, when he did so at 22 years and 170 days, beating the previous record by almost three years (25 years and 85 days).


Matt Boldy - Boston College (NCAA)

Boldy, the Wild's first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, recorded four points in two games this week for Boston College. The 18-year-old freshman scored two goals and added one assist in a 6-1 win over Merrimack on Thursday.

Tweet from @BCHockey: ������ Boldy's 8th of the year, he's kinda 🔥 right now. 5th goal in his last 4 games. pic.twitter.com/GPoCVfPcFG

Boldy then tallied an assist in a 4-1 win at Boston University on Sunday. With the win, Boston College won the Hockey East Association for the 17th time.

After only recording points in five of his first 20 collegiate games, Boldy has gotten on the scoresheet in 10 of his last 12 games, recording 19 points in that stretch. 

Tweet from @BCHockey: BTW Matt Boldy was second nationally in scoring in February (behind Newhook) and is the runner-up for Rookie of the Month#WeAreBC🦅 https://t.co/tjCg2dBgBX

On the season, Boldy has recorded nine goals, 16 assists and 99 shots in 32 games. His 99 shots rank second amongst NCAA freshman.

Boston College completes its regular season schedule this weekend with two games against New Hampshire. BC will host New Hampshire on Friday night, then head to Durham, New Hampshire, on Saturday for its regular-season finale.


Alexander Khovanov - Moncton (QMJHL)

Khovanov, the Wild's third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, was named the QMJHL Forward of the Month in February, as well as being named to the team of the week for Week 23.

In three games, the 19-year-old forward recorded one goal and six assists in three wins for the Moncton Wildcats. Moncton is currently on a franchise record 15-game winning streak.

Tweet from @QMJHL: Here are the top #QMJHL players from the past week! @dartagnanjoly | @HFXMooseheads@lelik__13 | @monctonwildcatsRapha��l Lavoie | @SagueneensLHJMQ@XavBernard55 | @PhoenixSherbrooJared McIsaac | @monctonwildcats@mwelsh73 | @IslandersHKY

Khovanov has recorded points in 14 straight games and 27 of his last 28 games.

He leads the QMJHL in plus/minus rating with a +55. He ranks second in the league in points (95) and assists (63), trailing only Alexis Lafrenière, one of, if not the best prospect in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Tweet from @monctonwildcats: So many good performances but it's Alex Khovanov on the hottest Atlantic Heating & Cooling Solutions Hot Streak of the Week! A goal, 6 assists & a staggering +9 in the last 3 games. #DefendTheDen pic.twitter.com/e0tbZeuElI

 

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