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EDMONTON SELECTS NAIL YAKUPOV WITH #1 OVERALL PICK

By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 06/22/2012

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers, with the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft have selected Nail Yakupov from the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.

Yakupov, in his second season with the Sting, played in 42 games collecting 69 points (31G, 38A).

In 2010-11 the 5’11”, 190-pound right-winger recorded 101 points (49G, 52A) in 65 games. 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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