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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oilers Update - From Russia with Love. Yakupov Arrives!



Nail Yakupov has finally arrived in Edmonton,  according to the Edmonton Oilers. The 2012 1st round draft pick of the Oilers arrived late Wednesday at at #YEG and he is expected to hit the ice tomorrow afternoon at Rexall.

During the lock-out the right winger from Nizhnekamsk, Russia played for his hometown club of the KHL and then went on to win a bronze medal for his country during the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia.  But before proceeding to the the WJC's, Yakupov made a pit stop in my neighborhood of Victoria BC and helped his club beat the CHL All-Stars in the final game of the Subway Super Series which was held at the Save-On-Foods Centre.


 Deb was ecstatic to help me get this signed by Yak in Victoria




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