Nail Yakupov has shot the puck just 16 times in 10 games this season. The Oilers would love to see that number go up, given the offensive potential of the young winger.
“I’d like to have Yak at five or six shots per game,” Oilers Head Coach Dallas Eakins said. “It’s on him to get open, it’s on him when he has the shot to take it and not be nice and friendly to his teammates, which I find he is at times. He’s such a great kid that he’s trying to help his teammates out too and we’d like him to take a more selfish role there, his teammates will understand. It’s also on his linemates to find him.”
Yakupov has two goals and two assists this season.