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Oilers sign centre Bogdan Yakimov to entry-level contract

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Bogdan Yakimov on a three-year entry-level contract.

Yakimov, 19, posted 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 33 games this season with Nizhnekamsk in the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League. He also spent time with the Reaktor Nizhnelamsk junior team, four goals and two assists in five regular season games.

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The six-foot-four, 220-pound centre played for Russia at the 2014 world junior hockey championship, recording two points and four penalty minutes in seven games.

Yakimov was selected by Edmonton in the third round, 83rd overall, in the 2013 NHL draft.