Saturday, October 8, 2016

The NHL St. Louis Blues announced they have traded Zach Pochiro of Las Vegas to the NHL Edmonton Oilers for Nail Yakuopov, a #1 draft pick in 2012. Yakupov is 23. Pochiro was selected by the Blues in the 4th round of the 2013 player draft. Pochiro, 22, was a star player starting years ago with the Nevada Stars 16u team at the Las Vegas Center and later with the WHL Prince George Cougars. Last winter he was with the ECHL Quad City Mallards in Illinois.  According to EliteProspects.com Zach has been assigned to the AHL Bakersfield Condors. Zach is listed at 6’1, 165.