Nail Yakupov is a professional Russian ice hockey player who began his career in the National Hockey League (NHL) in 2012 with the Edmonton Oilers. Prior to joining the Oilers, he played for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He was a member of the Russia men's national junior ice hockey team that won Bronze at the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
He was born to Gulnaz and Rail Yakupov. He grew up with a sister named Alina.
He is a Muslim.
Upon being drafted first overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, he made history by becoming the highest drafted Muslim player in the entire history of the NHL.
Growing up, he had more interest in football than hockey.
is a famous Russian ice hockey player,
who was born on
October 6, 1993. As a person born on this date, Nail Yakupov is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 6) and the 45th most popular for the year (1993).
People born on October 6
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Nail Yakupov is the 610th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Nail Yakupov's birthday, Nail Yakupov is the 44th most famous Russian.
In general, Nail Yakupov ranks as the 7043rd
most popular famous person, and the 19th most popular hockey player of all time.
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