Oilers ink Yamamoto to 1-year pact

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The Edmonton Oilers re-signed restricted free-agent forward Kailer Yamamoto to a one-year contract worth $1.175 million, the team announced Saturday.

Yamamoto showed great promise in 2019-20, racking up 26 points in 27 games. However, he took a step backward this past season, tallying just eight goals and 13 assists in 52 contests.

The 5-foot-8 winger projects to skate in Edmonton's top-six forward group, likely alongside Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

The Oilers selected Yamamoto 22nd overall in the 2017 draft.

Oilers ink Yamamoto to 1-year pact
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