Kailer Yamamoto Gets His Revenge On His Former Team

Published October 2, 2023 at 11:48 PM

Preseason hockey may not carry the weight of regular season games, but it's a crucial period for players to adjust and prepare for the upcoming campaign. For some, preseason games hold special significance, especially those who've experienced offseason changes in their careers.

Kailer Yamamoto, formerly with the Oilers, had a rollercoaster offseason. He was traded to the Detroit Red Wings to clear cap space but ended up becoming an unrestricted free agent after a buyout. The Seattle Kraken seized the opportunity, signing him to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

One preseason matchup that likely stood out on Yamamoto's calendar was facing his former team, the Oilers, with a sense of revenge in the air.

Even in a preseason game, Yamamoto made his mark by scoring the tying goal for the Kraken against the Oilers. When the opportunity arose, he capitalized on a rebound, beating goaltender Jack Campbell.

Yamamoto's journey has been marked by being traded for salary reasons and subsequently bought out. With a chip on his shoulder and something to prove, the Kraken have provided him with a chance for redemption.

As seen on Oilersdaily
October 2   |   47 answers
Kailer Yamamoto Gets His Revenge On His Former Team

Do you think Yamamoto is the missing piece the Kraken needed?

Yes3472.3 %
No1327.7 %
Latest 10 stories