Kailer Yamamoto
Kailer Yamamoto
20-Year-Old Left WingLW
Edmonton Oilers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Yamamoto dominated the WHL for the second consecutive season by registering 64 points (21 goals, 43 assists) in 40 games. The diminutive winger had dropped 42 goals and 99 points through 65 contests with Spokane the year before. While the 2017 first-round (22nd overall) draft pick failed to score a goal in the nine games he saw at the top level in 2017-18, he did collect three helpers. Turning 20 years old in September, he's expected to get a serious shot at earning a role with the big club during training camp. Yamamoto carries obvious dynasty league potential despite his pint-sized physical presence. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Oilers in August of 2017.
Relegated to AHL
LWEdmonton Oilers  Minors
January 23, 2019
Yamamoto was reassigned to AHL Bakersfield on Wednesday, Jonathan Willis The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson announced the firing of GM Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday, with Yamamoto and Ryan Spooner being the first forwards to get demoted in the wake of the breaking news. Yamamoto has produced only two points in 17 games at hockey's highest level this season. Still, despite Yamamoto moving back to the AHL, we can't see Edmonton completely cutting its losses on the first-round (22nd overall) pick from 2017. After all, he's only in the first year of a three-year, entry-level contract with the club.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    13:04
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:54
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:24
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
15:10
1:23
0:03
2018–19
13:04
0:54
0:24
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Yamamoto is dramatically undersized at 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, but his talent level is so high that Edmonton spent the No. 22 pick in the 2017 draft on him anyway. Small though he may be, the American winger has been hugely productive in juniors -- 99 points in 65 games last year -- and he made the hockey world sit up and take notice at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase by displaying his elite speed, shot and hockey IQ. He’s a gritty player, too, unafraid of going into the tough areas of the ice against much bigger skaters. The size earns him inevitable Martin St. Louis comparisons, and he’s among the little guys who actually have the raw ability to live up to that, though it wouldn't hurt to see him put a little more muscle on before he graduates to the NHL level.
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Held off scoresheet
LWEdmonton Oilers  Minors
January 17, 2019
Yamamoto -- who was making his return to the lineup following eight games on the shelf with an upper-body injury -- failed to write his name on the scoresheet versus Vancouver on Wednesday.
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Suiting up Wednesday
LWEdmonton Oilers  Minors
January 16, 2019
Yamamoto (upper body) will rejoin the lineup versus Vancouver on Wednesday, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
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Trending toward Wednesday return
LWEdmonton Oilers  Minors
Upper Body
January 15, 2019
Yamamoto (upper body) is slated to come off injured reserve for Wednesday's road game against the Canucks, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
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Nearing return
LWEdmonton Oilers  Minors
Upper Body
January 14, 2019
Yamamoto (upper body) will not play Monday but could be activated as soon as Tuesday.
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Effectively ruled out Saturday
LWEdmonton Oilers  Minors
Upper Body
January 12, 2019
Yamamoto (upper body) is projected to be scratched versus the Coyotes on Saturday, Derek Van Diest of NHL.com reports.
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