Bogdan Petrovich Yakimov (born 4 October 1994) is a Russian professional ice hockey centre. He is currently playing with Severstal Cherepovets in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). His National Hockey League (NHL) rights are held by the Edmonton Oilers. Yakimov was selected 32nd overall by HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in the 2011 KHL Junior Draft, and was also selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round (83rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Yakimov at the 2014 Edmonton Oilers training camp
4 October 1994|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||232 lb (105 kg; 16 st 8 lb)|
83rd overall, 2013|
Leading up to the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Yakimov was lauded as a top prospect who was Ranked 11th in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's Final 2013 International Skater Rankings. whilst playing with Reaktor of the MHL, a junior affiliate, of HC Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik.
Continuing his loan into the 2017–18 season. He notched a career high 8 goals and matched his previous seasons 11 points in 56 games.
Unsigned from the Oilers, but his rights retained by the club, Yakimov opted to continue in the KHL with Nizhnekamsk. During the 2018–19 season, while stagnating with Nizhnekamsk in registering just 3 points in 27 games, Yakimov was traded to Avangard Omsk on November 26, 2018. His stay with Avangard was brief, after going scoreless in 5 games, he was again traded, joining his third KHL outfit, Severstal Cherepovets, on December 23, 2018.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2014–15||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||57||12||16||28||18||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Yakimov not overshadowed in Russia". futureconsiderations.com. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- "Central Bureau scouting rankings". National Hockey League. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
- "Oilers agree to terms with Bogdan Yakimov". Edmonton Oilers. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- Edmonton Oilers (28 July 2016). "Oilers loan Yakimov to KHL". Twitter. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- "Avangard acquire Bogdan Yakimov" (in Russian). Avangard Omsk. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
- Severstal Cherepovets (23 December 2018). "Severstal welcome new addition Yakimov" (in Russian). Twitter. Retrieved 23 December 2018.