Name: Nail Yakupov
Position: Right Wing
Country of Origin: Russia
Why he will be picked by Edmonton: Simply, Yakupov is the best prospect and the Oilers have the No. 1 pick. This is the third year in a row that the Oilers snagged the No. 1 draft choice. Previously, Edmonton picked up young stars Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (who is nominated this year for the Calder Trophy). Edmonton is quickly becoming a powerhouse of young offensive stars. Although they might want to pick up a defenseman, it is not wise to waste the opportunity to draft Yakupov.
Other: Canadians, beware of Yakupov's intense Russian pride. Although he talks about his desire to play in the NHL/in North America, it is hard to argue against his Russian roots. See the above video for more details. "We win. Russia win. Russia better Canada. So, see you next time." Ouch.