Morning jam: Draft edition
* Oilers select forward Nail Yakupov with 1st overall pick (3rd straight year Oilers had No. 1 pick)
* Yakupov: 3rd Russian player to be selected No. 1 (’01 Ilya Kovalchuk, ’04 Alex Ovechkin)
* 8 of top 10 picks were defenseman (1st time in NHL Draft)
* Canada had most players selected in 1st round (14), United States had 2nd most (6)
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WHO'S DELIVERING THE CHECKS
Scott Burnside covers the NHL for ESPN.com. Before joining the website in 2005, he was a reporter for The Windsor Star and Toronto Sun. Burnside also co-authored the best-selling true crime book "Deadly Innocence."
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Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com, joining the website in Sept. 2008 after spending 13 years with The Canadian Press as its national hockey columnist. He is also a regular panelist for TSN of Canada.
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Craig Custance joined ESPN in Sept. 2011 to cover the NHL for ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Insider and ESPN.com. Previously, he covered hockey for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Sporting News.
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Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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