PRESS RELEASE: Oilers agree to terms with Bogdan Yakimov
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The Edmonton Oilers announced they have agreed to terms with centre Bogdan Yakimov on a three-year entry level contract.
Yakimov, 19, posted 12 points (7G, 5A) and two penalty minutes in 33 games this season with Nizhnekamsk in the Kontinental Hockey League. He also spent time with the Reaktor Nizhnelamsk junior team, registering six points (4G, 2A) in five regular season games, as well as adding one assist in two playoff games.
The 6’4”, 220-pound centre played for Russia at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship, recording two points (1G, 1A) and four penalty minutes in seven games.
Yakimov was selected by Edmonton in the 3rd round, 83rd overall in the 2013 NHL Draft.