Cool Fact of the Week 4/21/13 – 4/27/13

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Though not the first ethnic Tatar drafted into the NHL, Edmonton right winger and first overall pick in the 2012 draft Nail Yakupov can be considered Tatarstan’s first star player. He is also the highest selected Muslim player in NHL history, a distinction formerly held by Toronto’s Nazem Kadri, selected 7th overall in 2009.

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