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Nail Yakupov

23-Year-Old Right Wing – St. Louis Blues

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Yakupov has tremendous potential, but twin lacks of consistency and focus have led to an underwhelming first four campaigns for 2012ís first overall pick. Last seasonís eight goals in 60 games marked a new low point in terms of scoring, but at least the Russian improved his ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 195   DOB: 10/6/1993   BORN: Nizhnekamsk, Russia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nail Yakupov Contract Information:

Signed to a two-year, $5 million contract extension with the Oilers in April of 2015.

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Yakupov skated with the Blues' third line during Friday's practice session, replacing Jori Lehtera, Tom Timmerman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Nail Yakupov NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2012-13 18 NHL EDM 48 17 14 31 -4 24 81 21.0 2 0 14:34 6 4 10 2:29 41 14
2013-14 19 NHL EDM 63 11 13 24 -33 36 122 9.0 1 0 14:19 4 2 6 2:11 64 23
2014-15 20 NHL EDM 81 14 19 33 -35 18 191 7.3 1 0 15:27 5 5 10 1:54 97 28
2015-16 21 NHL EDM 60 8 15 23 -16 24 127 6.3 1 0 14:13 1 5 6 1:47 54 21
2016-17 22 NHL STL 16 2 3 5 -2 10 15 13.3 0 0 10:04 0 0 0 0:18 12 2
2016-17 Proj 22 NHL STL 65 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Nail Yakupov

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Nail Yakupov – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

10:04

Average Time On Ice

On average, Nail Yakupov was on the ice for 10:04.

0:18

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Nail Yakupov was on the ice for 0:18 during power plays.

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Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Nail Yakupov was on the ice for 0:01 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 15:27 1:54 0:00
2015-16 14:13 1:47 0:00
2016-17 10:04 0:18 0:01

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Nail Yakupov
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 1 TAM Did Not Play
Nov 28 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 26 MIN Did Not Play
Nov 23 @WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 6:29 0:00
Nov 22 @BOS 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 9:17 0:00
Nov 19 NAS Did Not Play
Nov 17 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 8:03 0:00
Nov 15 BUF Did Not Play
Nov 12 @CLM 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 7:28 0:00
Nov 10 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:51 1:17
Nov 9 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 6 COL Did Not Play
Nov 5 CLM Did Not Play
Nov 3 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 7:28 0:00
Nov 1 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 10:32 0:00
Oct 29 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 8:36 0:00
Oct 27 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:53 0:00
Oct 25 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:47 0:00
Oct 22 @CGY 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 9:26 0:00
Oct 20 @EDM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 12:29 0:38
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Oct 18 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:30 1:50
Oct 15 NYR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:09 0:59
Oct 13 MIN 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 8:30 0:00
Oct 12 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 10:38 0:00

Nail Yakupov: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Yakupov returned to active duty Tuesday and notched an assist with a plus-2 rating in a 4-2 win over the Bruins.

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Yakupov was in the active lineup for Thursday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.

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Yakupov was a healthy scratch for Tuesday night's game against the Sabres, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Yakupov, who had been a healthy scratch for three consecutive games, was in the active lineup for Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Predators. He finished with one shot and one blocked shot in 14:51 of ice time, including 1:17 on the power play.

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Yakupov will not be in the active lineup Wednesday night against Chicago, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. That will make it three straight games he's been scratched.

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Yakupov, who didn't play Saturday, was a healthy scratch Sunday against the Avalanche.

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Yakupov, who was a healthy scratch Saturday for the first time this season, will be in the active lineup Sunday, Tom Timmerman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "We've got lots of choices," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said prior to Saturday night's win over the Blue Jackets. "We've got 14 forwards and everybody is going to play this weekend, so we'll just figure it out from there. If he doesn't play (Saturday), he'll be back in (Sunday), so it's not a big deal."

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Yakupov is likely to be a healthy scratch Saturday night, when the Blues play host to the Blue Jackets, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Yakupov opened Thursday night's game on the fourth line and had one shot on goal in 7:28 of ice time in the Blues' 6-2 loss to the Stars.

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Yakupov had one shot on goal and one hit in 9:53 of ice time in the Blues' 2-1 shootout loss to the Red Wings on Thursday.

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Yakupov notched the Blues' lone goal in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Oilers.

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Yakupov was promoted in-game from the third line into a top-six role during Tuesday night's 2-1 overtime loss to the Canucks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. He finished with three shots on net while getting a season-high 13:30 of ice time, including 1:50 on the power play.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

Get on the Yakupov Express now. Do not let him pass in your draft, and see if you can trade for him in keeper formats. Yakupov has all the right tools to win the lottery to play alongside Connor McDavid and Taylor Hall, and that could equate to tons of points. Super fast and supremely talented, Yakupov may have underachieved to date, but he ended last season on the upswing and could parlay that surge into a full-on breakout. Before that happens, heíll need to demonstrate that he can at least be average in his own zone to stay with McDavid and Hall, but we think heís motivated to pull it off. Welcome to the reset on your career, Mr. Yakupov.

2014-15

Yakupov has been an enigma in his first two seasons with Edmonton. The uber-talented forward only has 28 goals in 111 NHL games, after so much more was expected. Part of the problem could be his maturity. He was used to being the best player on every team he had ever played on, but he's just one fish in a lake of many in Edmonton. So far, he hasn't played substantial top-line minutes and hasnít seen much duty with the top power-play unit, either. That figures to continue this season, especially after the offseason acquisitions of Benoit Pouliot and Teddy Purcell. The pressure is certainly on and he needs to get off to a hot start to quiet his critics. Otherwise, Yakupovís name could continue to be bandied about in trade rumors if he continues to disappoint.

2013-14

Yakupov's first season in the NHL was an up and down one. While he did finish with 17 goals and 31 points in 48 games, he had stretches where he was absolutely invisible. Of course, that is to be expected from a pimple-faced, first-year player no matter how highly touted he is. The good news is that he should approach the 30-goal level this season and that's while toiling on the second line. He should be a second wing for most fantasy teams. Watch out if he ever gets a first-line gig.

2012-13

Yakupov is yet another top overall pick that the Oilers have added to their already potent arsenal. Yakupov can skate like very few players (think Pavel Bure) and has a rocket for a shot. Passing and vision are also among his strengths. You want Yakupov on your team in dynasty or keeper leagues. The big question in re-draft leagues will be, does he begin the season with Edmonton? Smart money is yes as he will be given every opportunity to make the sqaud out of camp. But keep this in mind -- the Oilers don't have to force him as they have plenty of offensive talent to keep the fans happy. And even if he does play in the NHL from day one, he won't play on the top line ... not yet anyway. There's a slim chance they'll keep him in junior solely to keep his clock from running -- this team has a lot of young, expensive talent and they really need to balance their cap hits sooner rather than later.