Nail Yakupov's 2012-13 campaign was certainly a long and winding one.
Nail Yakupov registered six goals in four games to earn the third star of the week honor.
Nail Yakupov received the distinction as the NHL's Rookie of the Month for April.
With five goals over his final two games, Nail Yakupov has placed himself in the race for the Calder Trophy.
Nail Yakupov scored his first NHL hat trick Saturday night as the Oilers trounced the Canucks 7-2 in their regular season finale.
Nail Yakupov scored the 12th goal of his rookie campaign, the Edmonton Oilers' only tally in a 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Nail Yakupov could be in consideration for the Calder Trophy.
Nail Yakupov had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss Tuesday.
Nail Yakupov has four goals and seven points in six games this month.
Nail Yakupov scored two goals in Edmonton's 8-2 victory on Wednesday.
Nail Yakupov's progress has impressed Oilers coach Ralph Krueger.
Nail Yakupov hasn't scored a goal since Feb. 25 in Chicago, a span of 12 games.
Nail Yakupov is minus-11 this season.
Nail Yakupov potted a goal in the Oilers' 3-2 overtime loss to the Blackhawks Monday night.