Oilers take Yakupov with number one pick (Reuters)
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The Edmonton Oilers took Russian sniper Nail Yakupov with the number one pick at the National Hockey League (NHL) draft on Friday, dashing speculation the team would deal the selection. Yakupov, a dazzling skater rated the best offensive player available, had 31 goals and 69 points in 42 games last season for the Ontario Hockey League's Sarnia Sting. His addition gives the Oilers a trio of young, dynamic forwards, after they used the first overall selection in 2011 on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the top pick in 2010 on Taylor Hall. ...
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