Edmonton Oilers Re-Sign Forward to Multi-Year Deal

The Edmonton Oilers and forward Kailer Yamamoto have avoid arbitration and reached an agreement on a new contract. The deal is for two seasons at $3.1 million annually, a nice contract for both sides.

Yamamoto was one of two Oilers left to sign as the 23 year old is now locked in for the next two seasons. In 2021-22, the shifty winger recorded a career high 20 goals and 41 points in 81 games. He'd go on to record another seven points in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games for Edmonton.

Next season expect much of the same as he's likely going to see top-six minutes, unless Jesse Puljujarvi breaks out. The two are in a battle to play right wing alongside  either Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl as Zach Hyman is set in stone in one of the two spots.

Yamamoto was a first round pick, 22nd overall in the 2017 entry draft. The Oilers appear destined to be a contender in the Western Conference as they're bringing back the majority of their weapons and have added Jack Campbell in net.

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