Oilers Sign Yakupov to Extension

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Nail Yakupov to a two-year, $5 million contract extension.

The 21-year-old Russian winger has come under fire for not producing as much as expected thus far in his NHL career, but managed this season to put up 21 points in 34 games following the All-Star break.

The deal doesn’t guarantee Yakupov will be part of Edmonton’s long-term core, but it shows the team has not given up on their former No. 1 pick.

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