Why Nail Yakupov Has Struggled In The NHL

Published On July 7, 2017 | By Tony Frangis | Afternoons

Former Sarnia Sting forward Nail Yakupov was a highly touted prospect of the Edmonton Oilers in 2012. After a decent rookie season, he has struggled in the NHL ever since. He spent last season with St. Louis where he only registered 9 points in 40 games. Now that Yakupov has found a new home in Colorado for the upcoming season, his agent Igor Larionov spoke to Jeff Blair of SportsNet to talk about why Yakupov’s career dwindled in Edmonton:

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