Avalanche sign Nail Yakupov to one-year deal

Watch as former Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov returns to the city and scores against his former team.

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have added another goal-scoring option by signing former No. 1 overall pick Nail Yakupov to a one-year deal.

Yakupov was the top pick by Edmonton in the 2012 draft and was traded to St. Louis before last season. The right winger scored three goals and dished out six assists in 40 games for the Blues.

The 23-year-old has appeared in 292 career NHL games with the Oilers and Blues. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic says Yakupov is a "skilled winger who will add depth to our lineup."

The Avalanche, who announced the deal Tuesday, have been active this off-season. The team acquired Colin Wilson from Nashville for a fourth-round selection in the 2019 draft and brought in goaltender Jonathan Bernier on a one-year deal.

July 4, 2017

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Nail Yakupov
Right Wing
AGE: 27

SIGNED BY
Colorado Avalanche
LENGTH
1 yr
CONTRACT TYPE
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT
$875,000
TOTAL
$875,000

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