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Nail Yakupov Signs With Edmonton

via Oilers press release,

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have signed right-winger Nail Yakupov to a three-year entry level contract.

Steve Tambellini says, “We’re very happy to sign Nail to a three-year contract. He’s an extremely talented and passionate young man who we feel will be an integral part of our team for many years to come.”

Yakupov, who was selected 1st overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, played in 42 games last season for the Sarnia Sting collecting 69 points (31G, 38A).

In 2010-11, the 5’11”, 190-pound right-winger recorded 101 points (49G, 52A) in 65 games with Sarnia. That year he was named the OHL Rookie of the Month three times as well as the OHL Rookie of the Year and BMO Rookie of the Year in the CHL.

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And he plays hockey, too!

Posted by wingsluver4ever from Hockeytown North on 07/23/12 at 12:40 PM ET

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What was the song, “With a Little Help From My Friends”?

Posted by beardChamp on 07/23/12 at 12:42 PM ET

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Oh those suttle hints!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/23/12 at 12:44 PM ET

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Sorry, Paul. It was too good to pass up.

Posted by beardChamp on 07/23/12 at 12:50 PM ET

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No need to be sorry, I appreciate the heads-up.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/23/12 at 12:51 PM ET

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