Yakupov: Oilers rookie in photos

 

Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Nail Yakupov has created a stir in Oil Country early in the 2012-13 NHL season.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Edmonton Oilers winger Nail Yakupov skates with a parachute strapped to his back after team practice at Rexall Place on January 10, 2013.</div>
 

Edmonton Oilers winger Nail Yakupov skates with a parachute strapped to his back after team practice at Rexall Place on January 10, 2013.

Photograph by: Larry Wong, Edmonton Journal

 
<div id="page1">Edmonton Oilers winger Nail Yakupov skates with a parachute strapped to his back after team practice at Rexall Place on January 10, 2013.</div>
Edmonton Oilers' Nail Yakupov celebrates his game-tying goal against the Los Angeles Kings during third-period NHL hockey action in Edmonton on January 24, 2013.
Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates his game tying goal in the dying seconds against the Los Angeles Kings at Rexall Place on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
Edmonton Oilers winger Nail Yakupov celebrates his game-tying goal against the Los Angeles Kings on January 24, 2013.
Nail Yakupov at Edmonton Oilers rookies open development camp at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, Alta., on June 27, 2012.
Edmonton Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov checks out ice hockey sticks in Rexall Place on January 13, 2013.
Edmonton Oilers first-round draft pick Nail Yakupov grimaces while doing grip fitness test at the rookie development camp at Rexall Place June 26, 2012.
Edmonton Oilers' Nail Yakupov, 64, celebrates his first NHL with against the San Jose Sharks during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday January 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
Edmonton Oilers' Nail Yakupov celebrates his first NHL goal with teammate Sam Gagner during their game January 22, 2013, against the visiting San Jose Sharks.
Edmonton Oilers first round pick Nail Yakupov carries the puck as Magnus Paajarvi, centre, and Lennart Petrell defend during a game of outdoor shinny following the Oilers' first day of NHL training camp on January 13, 2013.
Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates his game tying goal in the dying seconds against the Los Angeles Kings at Rexall Place on January 24, 2013.
Edmonton Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov celebrates his first NHL goal against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place on January 22, 2013.
Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov speaks to media during the first day of training camp on January 13, 2013.
Nail Yakupov, first overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers, poses onstage during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh on June 22, 2012.
Eventual Edmonton Oilers first-overall draft pick  Nail Yakupov meets the media at Rexall Place in early June 2012.
Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers carries the puck against the host Vancouver canucks on January 20, 2013.
Nail Yakupov gets up after doing the bench press for fitness tesingt at Edmonton Oilers  rookie development camp at Rexall Place June 26, 2012.
Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers checks Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks off the puck at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on January 20, 2013.
Nail Yakupov at Edmonton Oilers rookie open development camp at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, Alta., on June 27, 2012.
San Jose Sharks' Matthew Irwin, left, and Edmonton Oilers' Nail Yakupov collide behind the net during NHL action on January 22, 2013.
Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Nail Yakupov, left, in his first NHL game, chases down the puck while being watched by Vancouver Canucks counterpart Maxim Lapierre in Vancouver, B.C., on January 20, 2013.
Edmonton Oilers' rookie Nail Yakupov skates during his first NHL game in Vancouver on January 20, 2013.
Edmonton Oilers rookie Nail Yakupov throwsT-shirts to fans after playing a game of shinny on a rink at Hawrelak Park on January 13, 2013.
EDMONTON, AB. JANUARY 24, 2013 - Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates a 2-1 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings at Rexall Place in Edmonton.  JIM MATHESON STORY. SHAUGHN BUTTS/EDMONTON JOURNAL
Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers in action against the San Jose Sharks at Rexall Place on January 22, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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