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Nail Yakupov
Text: Allan Muir
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#1

Nail Yakupov

Right wing, Sarnia (OHL)

"He's an entertainer," one scout said. "He plays at top speed and...executes plays that others couldn't imagine." Being the fastest, most creative player is one thing, but it's Yakupov's desire that makes him special. He's used to battling through the heaviest checking and he competes at both ends of the ice. He's not big, but he won't be intimidated. He takes the abuse, then finds a way to get to where he can make things happen. He'll be an All-Star caliber player.

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