Report: Oilers won't trade No. 1 pick

Saturday June 16th, 2012

Right winger Nail Yakupov is expected to be picked first by the Edmonton Oilers in next week's NHL Draft. (Graig Abel/NHL/Getty Images)

The Edmonton Oilers don't plan on trading the number one pick in next week's NHL draft, according to Sportsnet's Mark Spector.

The Oilers have not made a decision on who they will choose and sources say they won't make that decision until later next week. The Oilers are picking first in the draft for the third year in a row.

The consensus number one pick on the board is right winger Nail Yakupov. Yakupov, 18, plays for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League where he scored 30 goals and had 38 assists this season for the Sting.

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