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Nail Yakupov

North American Skater - Sarnia, OHL
Final Rank:1Midterm Rank:1
Position:Right WingShoots:Left
Height:5' 10"Weight:189
Born:October 6, 1993Hometown:Nizhnekamsk, RUS
Born in:Nizhnekamsk, RUS
Drafted: 2012: EDM (1st Round / 1st Overall) 


NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards
"His first step and ability to control bouncing pucks, knock them down and make a play are the best of any of the guys in the draft, in my opinion. He really gets up to top speed very quickly and his hands are outstanding. Like Pavel Bure, Yakupov is dangerous every shift. He may not have been dominant on every shift like Bure was, but he created something every shift … you have to be aware where he is on the ice all the time."