5 years ago

Nail Yakupov received the distinction as the NHL's Rookie of the Month for April.

He led all first-year players with 11 goals and 15 points in 14 games to close out the regular season. Yakupov finished tied with Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau for the rookie scoring lead with 31 points in 48 games, but he finished first in goals with 17. His late-season surge should garner him plenty of attention for the Calder Trophy.