Oilers sign Kailer Yamamoto to one-year contract extension

Edmonton Oilers' Kailer Yamamoto (56) celebrates a goal against the Calgary Flames. (Jason Franson/CP)

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Kailer Yamamoto to a one-year contract extension worth $1.175 million, the team announced Saturday.

Originally drafted by the Oilers in the first round, 22nd overall, of the 2017 NHL Draft, Yamamoto has recorded 20 goals and 32 assists in his 105 career regular season games to date.

The 22-year-old, who was a restricted free agent, scored eight goals and 13 assists in 52 games during the shortened 2020-21 campaign, and added one assist in four post-season appearances.

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