Edmonton Oilers Rumors: 3 Trade Destinations for Kailer Yamamoto

Edmonton Oilers forward Kailer Yamamoto has quickly become a candidate to be moved this offseason. The 24-year-old forward is coming off a season where he produced 25 points in 58 games while making $3.1 million against the cap. Yamamoto has one season left on his contract and because of the lack of production, the Oilers former first rounder is on his way to be bought out or traded. Here's three potential offseason trade destinations:

Washington Capitals

The Caps are going to be an interesting team to watch this offseason as they look to retool on the fly. General manager Brian MacLellan is looking for top-nine offensive minded forwards and is also trying to move out Anthony Mantha, who is also in the final season of his contract. There could be some potential with a one-for-one swap between the two clubs this summer.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Another team struggling to add offense, the Blue Jackets could be a player for Yamamoto. Ideally they land a center first and could do so on the free-agent market and then their attention is going to turn to adding some more offense. Yamamoto has world class wheels and is a very smart player. While the production has been inconsistent in Edmonton, the tools are there and he's loaded with potential. The Blue Jackets are still a couple of years away and Yamamoto could become a piece of their future.

New York Islanders

Another team desperate for offense, the Islanders will be in the market this summer. While another blockbuster is very unlikely after acquiring Bo Horvat last season, Yamamoto could likely be acquired for a second or third round pick or a prospect with some NHL top-nine potential. The two clubs have made deals in the past, their next move could be coming at the NHL Entry Draft in a couple of weeks.

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