Nail Yakupov goes No. 1 to Oilers

Updated: June 23, 2012, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Nail Yakupov is ready to live with the pressure of being a No. 1 pick.

On the night he was chosen first in the NHL draft he had to share the spotlight when the host Pittsburgh Penguins traded popular forward Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes.

An hour after the Edmonton Oilers started the draft on Friday night by selecting the dynamic 18-year-old Russian forward with the top overall selection, the Penguins shook up the somewhat ho-hum proceedings by sending Staal ...

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