Kailer Yamamoto

2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
Birthplace: Spokane, WA, USA
Position: C/W
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 159
NHL Draft: 2017: 1st Round, 22nd Overall by Edmonton Oilers

#15 by Riding Pine Hockey
#15 by Future Considerations
#26 by ISS Hockey
#24 by McKeen’s Hockey
#17 by Central Scouting (NA Skaters)

Scouting Reports:
“Undersized but explosive forward, Yamamoto is an elite package of speed and skill that can change a game in a single rush up the ice. Lightning fast and agile skater with remarkable hands, can make a slick move around a defender or dish pucks to a teammate for an easy apple. Strong scoring touch as well.” – Brandon Holmes, Riding Pine Hockey

“A pint-sized, yet dynamic, playmaker… small, speedy forward with excellent hockey sense and quick hands…has a strong work ethic that keeps him going…great overall quickness, first-step jump to create separation and an ability to alter speeds to create gaps…sneaky and stealth-like in finding prime scoring ice…very creative with the puck and shows off creative hands…uses his size to squeak through the tightest of holes…is a force in possession as he likes the puck on his stick, and is dangerous as a set-up man or shooter in the offensive zone…poised, clutch and aware…feisty on the forecheck, not physically, but uses his speed to force opponents into rushed plays while clogging up passing lanes with an active stick…one of those rare wingers who has the ability to affect the flow of a game like a center…a very special talent, high octane and cerebral.” – Future Considerations

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
 2013-2014 Los Angeles Jr. Kings U16 T1EHL U16 34 17 23 40 14
 2014-2015 Spokane Chiefs WHL 68 23 34 57 50
Team Gold USA-S16 5 2 4 6
U.S. National U17 Team USDP 7 3 4 7 2
USA U17 WHC-17 6 3 3 6 2
USA U17 (all) International-Jr 4 0 6 6 2
 2015-2016 Team Kelly USA-S17 5 2 3 5 2
Spokane Chiefs WHL 57 19 52 71 34
U.S. National U18 Team USDP 9 7 7 14 12
USA U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 4 3 7 14
USA U18 WJC-18 7 7 6 13 12
 2016-2017 Spokane Chiefs WHL 65 42 57 99 46

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