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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have signed draft pick Bogdan Yakimov, 19, to a three-year entry level contract. The Oilers selected Yakimov in the third round, 83rd overall, in last year’s draft.

Yakimov is 6-foot-4 and weighs in at 220 pounds. He spent this past season with Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik in the KHL where he tallied 12 points (7-5-12) in 33 games.

The Oilers’ first-overall pick in 2012, Nail Yakupov, also played for Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik (2012-13).

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