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Kailer Yamamoto scored a breakaway beauty at the World Junior Summer Showcase finale

by Paul Gazzola /

Oilers prospect and USA forward Kailer Yamamoto showed off his silky mitts Saturday at the World Junior Summer Showcase finale against Canada.

Tweet from @usahockey: The U.S. leads Canada, 4-3, after 40 minutes. #WJSS Kailer Yamamoto finished this play for #TeamUSAs fourth goal.

The winger received a pass from defenceman Adam Fox with a leg up on Canada's defender, busting in all alone on goalie Carter Hart. Yamamoto dangled, eventually choosing to go backhand over Hart's right pad.

Video: Morosi chats with Kailer Yamamoto about his Draft day

Yamamoto also registered an assist on the night to help lift USA over Canada by a score of 7-5.


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