Kailer Yamamoto Stats
- Height / Weight
- 68 / 153 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/29/1998 (25)
Kailer Yamamoto Last 10 Games
Kailer Yamamoto News
Seattle Kraken right wing Kailer Yamamoto made an excellent first impression with his new team, scoring two goals in a 5-3 victory over Calgary Monday. Both of his goals came in power-play situations, as the former Oiler was used heavily throughout the contest. Yamamoto led all Seattle forwards in ice time with 20:24, and he also produced a team-high three blocks while tallying four shots on goal with one hit. This was a great performance by Yamamoto, but he's expected to be more of a bottom-six guy in Seattle and won't be able to make the same kind of impact every night.
Winger Kailer Yamamoto has signed a one-year contract worth $1.5 million with the Seattle Kraken. The 24-year-old had an eventful week, as he got traded by the Oilers to Detroit, but only for the Red Wings to buy out his contract. This made Yamamoto an unrestricted free agent and he managed to land himself a contract with the newest NHL franchise. Yamamoto struggled to perform last term, but he had a solid 20-goal, 41-point campaign in 2021-22, and the former first-round pick will look to get back to the level in the upcoming season as a middle-six forward for the Kraken.
Detroit Red Wings winger Kailer Yamamoto has been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout just one day after the team acquired him from the Edmonton Oilers. Yamamoto arrived alongside Klim Kostin in exchange for future considerations, but he's now set for unrestricted free agency, with Detroit buying out the final year of his contract that came with a $3.1 million cap hit. The former first-round pick struggled to make an impact offensively with the Oilers, recording only 50 goals and 118 points in 244 appearances. He settled for 10 goals and 25 points in 58 games last season.
The Detroit Red Wings acquired forwards Kailer Yamamoto and Klim Kostin from the Edmonton Oilers Thursday for future considerations. The move helped Edmonton to clear some cap space, with Yamamoto having a year to go on his contract with a $3.1 million cap hit. Kostin is a restricted free agent. Both are relatively young players at 24 years old and should fit in well in a youthful Red Wings squad. Yamamoto is set to challenge for a top-six spot, while Kostin could see increased usage as well after averaging only 10:03 of ice time last season.