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Oilers sign Kailer Yamamoto to 2-year extension, avoid arbitration

The Edmonton Oilers have signed Kailer Yamamoto to a two-year contract extension with an AAV of $3.1 million, avoiding arbitration. The 23-year-old right winger set career highs in goals (20), assists (21), points (41) and games played (81) with the Oilers in 2021-22. He was selected by the Oilers with the No. 22 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

The Oilers finished second in the Pacific Division with a 49-27-6 record and were swept by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference final. Edmonton’s offseason has also included the signing of goaltender Jack Campbell to a five-year, $25 million contract and forward Mattias Janmark to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million.

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