Kailer Yamamoto: “Gotta Draft Me Otherwise I’m Going to Come Back to Haunt You”

When the Oilers selected Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto 22nd overall, they set history. Standing at just under 5’8″, Yamamoto is the shortest player ever drafted in the first round. One thing he’s not short on? Confidence. Per Chiarelli, Yamamoto to @EdmontonOilers at combine dinner, "You gotta draft me, otherwise I'm gonna come back and...

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2017-06-24

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No. 1 pick Hischier no Matthews or McDavid, but he'll be a Devil of an NHLer

Nico Hischier hopes to play in the NHL next season. The Devils' plight and recent history suggest he should be able to do that. CHICAGO – In the past two years, the simple drop of a lottery ball changed everything for the Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Just think about it. There was a time when the Oilers future revolved around the likes of Nail Yakupov,

Source: The Hockey News
Date: 2017-06-24

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Oilers’ Chiarelli gets tough, then gets skill with Yamamoto

CHICAGO — The one thing you have to say about Peter Chiarelli is, he gets his work done. The Edmonton Oilers general manager has likely traded more No. 1-overall picks than any GM in the game, and came to this NHL Draft with a lengthy honey-do list: Deal

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-24

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Oilers select Kailer Yamamoto of Spokane Chiefs 22nd overall

CHICAGO — The last thing you might expect from a GM whose mission is to make the Edmonton Oilers bigger, stronger and tougher is to go out and pick the smallest player in NHL entry draft history. At five-foot-seven (and three quarters, don’t forget the three quarters) Spokane Chiefs right winger Kailer Yamamoto represents a major shift in Peter Chiarelli’s philosophy, but he jumped at the chance to select a guy almost 100 pounds lighter than Milan Lucic. “It’s a great

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-24

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Edmonton Oilers: Everything to Know About Kailer Yamamoto

With the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers selected right winger Kailer Yamamoto. With a handful of talented forwards available, choosing Yamamoto was the right option for the Oilers. Here’s everything to know about the 18-year-old winger. Yamamoto by the Numbers The Spokane Chiefs winger had an outstanding 2016-17 […] Edmonton Oilers: Everyth

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2017-06-24

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2017 NHL Draft: Oilers Pick Kailer Yamamoto #22 Overall

With the 22nd Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers Have Selected Kailer Yamamoto From the Spokane Chiefs in the WHL. About Kailer Yamamoto Despite being undersized at 5 foot 9, Kailer Yamamoto has the potential to be a high-end player due to his excellent speed, pin-point passing and high hockey-IQ. If he can improve his defensive play, he can become a star in the NHL. One thing that’s working in Yamamoto’s favor is the fact that speed often makes up f

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-06-24

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Edmonton Oilers select tiny forward Kailer Yamamoto #22 overall

Edmonton Oilers went for skill all the way on Friday when they drafted pint-sized winger Kailer Yamamoto with their first round pick, #22 overall. The speedy forward connected for 42 goals and 99 points with Spokane Chiefs of the WHL. Craig Button of TSN provides this thumbnail: “Diminutive, highly skilled winger who makes things happen offensively and is elusive,”  comparing Yamamoto to (no surprise here) Johnny Gaudreau of Calgary Flames. One of the oldest players in the

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-06-24

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Welcome to Edmonton, Kailer Yamamoto

Oilers take Spokane Chief winger at 22 overall. With their first pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers selected skilled WHL Kailer Yamamoto. Highlights

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2017-06-24

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Edmonton Oilers Select Kailer Yamamoto

The Edmonton Oilers have selected Kailer Yamamoto with the 22nd overall pick in the NHL entry draft. Yamamoto played for the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs last season, recording 42-57-99 in 65 games. He’s a super small player, but he is also a super skilled player, which is a big deal for the Oilers. #Oilers select Kailer Yamamoto 22nd overall.

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2017-06-24

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What Kailer Yamamoto brings to the Oilers

Source: Fan Rag Sports
Date: 2017-06-24

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Oilers select Kailer Yamamoto with No. 22 overall pick at NHL Draft

The Edmonton Oilers have selected forward Kailer Yamamoto with the 22nd-overall pick at the 2017 NHL Draft. The #Oilers take Kailer Yamamoto 22nd overall.

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-06-24

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OILERS AT 22: KAILER YAMAMOTO

Oilers select Kailer Yamamoto More to come. R Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane Chiefs (WHL). The Black Book:  “An electric player with dynamic offensive ability, easily some of highest skill of any forward I watched this year, he’s just so small and at times took some big contact when I was viewing him. Love his aggressive nature and how he attacks puck carries from all angles, it puts players on edge. When I left viewings of Y

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2017-06-24

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