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11-28-2012, 09:00 AM
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Yakupov, Schultz headline prospects to watch for Edmonton Oilers in 2012-13

Over the course of the past three seasons one of the few bright spots within the Edmonton Oilers organization has undoubtedly been the teams prospect pipeline. Having won the NHL draft lottery and selected first overall in every season since 2010 the Oilers have had marvelous opportunity in terms of stacking up their assets for the future.

Led by Nail Yakupov and newly-acquired defenseman Justin Schultz, the Oilers quite arguably have the best prospect pool throughout the entire NHL. Listed below are some of the Oilers’ prospects to watch at various levels of play in the 2012-13 season.


Top Pro Prospect
Justin Schultz, D, Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)

While 2012 first overall draft pick Nail Yakupov, who is currently playing in the KHL with the Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik and averaging just below a point-per-game, could have easily been the choice here if not for the NHL lockout, Justin Schultz is currently having a whale of a season with the Oklahoma City Barons and deserves some recognition.… read more


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