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BLOG: The Oilers select Yamamoto 22nd overall

by Chris Wescott / Head Writer

The Oilers selected Kailer Yamamoto 22nd overall in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Yamamoto led the WHL's Spokane Chiefs in scoring with 99 points in 65 games this past season.

Video: 1-ON-1 | Kailer Yamamoto with Tom Gazzola

The dynamic offensive threat stands at just 5-foot-8, but can score. The right winger had 42 goals in 2016-17.

Scouting Report per NHL Central Scouting:

"Dynamic, Undersized offensive player with exceptional speed and quickness - led his team in goals, assists and game-winning goals - excellent vision and play-making ability - able to make plays at top speed."

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