Oilers sign first-round pick Yamamoto

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:27 PM The Edmonton Oilers signed 2017 first-round pick Kailer Yamamoto to a three-year entry level contract on Thursday.

Yamamoto, picked 22nd overall, appeared in 65 games with the Western Hockey League's Spokane Chiefs last season, scoring 42 goals while adding 57 assists and 46 penalty minutes. He also had a plus-14 rating. He was also named to the 2016-17 WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team.

The 5-foot-8, 153-pound forward has appeared in 190 WHL games in his career, scoring 84 goals and 143 assists with 130 penalty minutes. He has also played in 12 playoff games, scoring three goals and seven assists.

The Spokane, Wash., native attended the Oilers' 2017 Development Camp in Jasper, Alberta, and played for Team USA at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Mich.






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