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NHLThe Package: Nail Yakupov

Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 09:00 AM

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Edmonton Oilers draft pick Nail Yakupov had been plying his trade in the KHL but returned to torment Canadian junior players during the Super Series with other Russian juniors. (File/Canadian Press) Edmonton Oilers draft pick Nail Yakupov had been plying his trade in the KHL but returned to torment Canadian junior players during the Super Series with other Russian juniors. (File/Canadian Press)

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The last time we checked in with Nail Yakupov, the Edmonton Oilers first overall pick in the 2012 entry draft was playing in the KHL during the lockout. Well, he's baaaaaaaack.
We at CBCSports.ca will be keeping an eye on the next generation of NHL stars on Canada's seven clubs, whether they're working on the "farm" in the AHL or honing their game overseas, waiting for the end of the lockout.

The last time we checked in with Nail Yakupov, the Edmonton Oilers first overall pick in the 2012 entry draft, he was playing in the KHL during the lockout. Well, he's baaaaaaaack.


After putting up 10 goals and four assists in 13 games with his hometown team, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, Yakupov returned to Canada with the Team Russia juniors, picking up where he left off against some of the top players in the CHL during the Subway Super Series.

Nail Yakupov
Age/ Birthplace: 19, Nizhnekamsk, Tatarstan, Russia
Position: RW
NHL club/draft position: Drafted 1st overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 2012
NHL GP: 0
Junior team: Sarnia Sting
Current team: Team Russia
Stats on current team: 1 GP, 1G, 1A, 0 PIM (as of Nov.6)

After just Game 1 of the six-game series, Yakupov continues to prove why he was the top skater chosen in the draft:

Highlight: Yakupov makes the QMJHL all-stars pay after a turnover:


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