The 2012 NHL Draft is in the books and below we take a look at all of the first-round selections that were made Friday night in Pittsburgh.
The Oilers were apparently considering defenseman Ryan Murray as well with the number one pick, but they ultimately couldn't pass on the consensus best player in the draft. Considering Yakupov's skill set, it was the right decision. He has all the attributes to be a high-scoring winger in the NHL. He is considered NHL ready and it would be a surprise if he didn't play in the league next season. Assuming the KHL isn't a concern, Yakupov should fit perfectly in Edmonton with young forwards Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. He also should be worthy of a fantasy pick in your draft this coming year.
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