The first issue of the NHL draft nail Yakupov traded from SKA to Vityaz
SKA traded Russian striker nail Yakupov in “Vityaz”. This information is the “Championship” was confirmed by the father of a hockey player Rail Yakupov. The forward contract is for another two seasons.
Last season, the 26-year-old striker took part in 46 matches of the regular championship KHL, where he scored 10 goals and made 10 assists with the figure utility “+4” and 16-minute time penalty. In an average match, Yakupov spent on the ice for 14 minutes. In the playoffs, the hockey player did not participate.
For his career in the KHL nail also played for “Neftekhimik”, and SKA played in 2018. A total of Yakupov played in the League of 133 matches, scoring 46 goals and making 33 assists with the usefulness of “21” and the 91st-minute penalty.
Yakupov’s number one draft pick in 2012, in the NHL he played 350 matches for “Edmonton oilers” “St. Louis Blues” and “Colorado” and I scored 136 (62+74) points. The Russian team won silver and bronze at the world youth championship.