Blues acquire Russian forward Nail Yakupov from Oilers

BY foxsports • October 7, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues acquired Russian forward Nail Yakupov from the Edmonton Oilers on Friday for forward Zach Pochiro and a conditional draft pick next year.

The No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, the 23-year-old Yakupov had eight goals and 14 assists in 60 games last season. In 252 NHL games with the Oilers, he had 50 goals and 61 assists.

The 22-year-old Pochiro had nine goals and 17 assists in 44 games last season for Quad City in the ECHL. He was drafted 112th overall by the Blues in 2013.



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