Found July 24, 2012 on
The wait was worth it. The deal is done. And the 2012 first overall draft pick Nail Yakupov has signed his entry level deal with the Edmonton Oilers. The deal is of course, completely as expected, the standard 3 year entry level deal with this year’s maximum allowable salary ($925,000) and bonuses (performance $2,850,000 and signing $92,500) all adding up to a cap hit of $3,775,000. And while Yakupov is now the third first overall pick signed by the Oilers in as many years, he is the one most likely to hit his targets and earn his bonuses, simply because he has a better team around him than poor Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
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Nail Yakupov, the Edmonton Oilers first round pick (and the first overall pick) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft impressed sufficiently enough out of prospect camp to have a contract by the end. The Oilers released a press release today stating that Yakupov has been signed to a three-year entry level deal. In case you missed it, the kid's a bit of a huge offensive threat. He had...
via Oilers press release,
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have signed right-winger Nail Yakupov to a three-year entry level contract.
Steve Tambellini says, “We’re very happy to sign Nail to a three-year contract. He’s an extremely talented and passionate young man who we feel will be an integral part of our team for many years to come...
We'll start today's episode of SPILLAGE! by asking on here the same question I asked on Twitter: What number will Nail Yakupov wear in 2012/2013?
Obviously, #10 would be great, but Shawn Horcoff is sorta using it. Unless the new CBA has a "Amnesty" clause allowing the Oilers to dump Horc's contract, he'll still be an Oiler. Besides, during development...
Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July.With some of the NHL's best young talent, the future is bright for the Edmonton Oilers. They have had high draft picks the last several offseasons and their work has started to come into fruition for the copper and blue...