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Oilers sign first-overall pick Yakupov
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - The Edmonton Oilers signed the first-overall pick in June's draft, forward Nail Yakupov, to a three-year, entry-level deal on Monday.
"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," noted Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound winger totaled 31 goals and 69 points in 42 games for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League last season.
At the end of the current contract, Yakupov will become a restricted free agent.
07/23 11:33:44 ET