The Mercury News
And even though the 18-year-old Russian is still learning English, he can't help but tense up the second he hears the letters "KHL."...NHL draft begins in Pittsburgh on Friday understands why he's continually asked how committed he is to playing in...
Charlotte Observer Online
The talented forward also understands why some NHL general managers remain skeptical. The rise of the Kontinental Hockey League back in Yakupov's native Russia gives the NHL some serious competition for the top Eastern European players...NHL Draft...