First pick of the NHL’s 2012 Russian forward nail Yakupov as a result of the exchange moved out of the club, “Edmonton oilers” “St. Louis Blues”, reported on the official website of the League.

As compensation for the 23-year-old Russian hockey player Edmonton got forward Zack Pochero, and the choice in the third round draft pick in 2017, which could be the choice in the second round in 2018, if Yakupov will throw at least 15 goals for the “St. Louis” in the upcoming season.

“This is a good step for me, – quotes the words of the attacker site “bluesman”. – I was one of the best teams in the League. Against “St. Louis” has always been hard to play. Here the big guys, it was very hard to play against them.”

Yakupov 252 NHL games for Edmonton scored 50 goals and made 61 assist. In the “St. Louis” also stands another Russian forward Vladimir Tarasenko.

Hockey player nail Yakupov became the teammate Vladimir Tarasenko 08.10.2016

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