The Edmonton Oilers are looking to shed some salary this offseason and one Oiler player that is making the NHL Rumors mill is forward Kailer Yamamoto.
The Oilers are seeking a player that has a scoring touch and has half the salary that Yamamoto makes. Edmonton needs to fill 5 roster spots and only have $5 million is cap space to work with this offseason.
Will the Oilers trade Kailer Yamamoto for Flyers Owen Tippett?
Yamamoto, 24, makes $3.1 million/ year with his best year being in the 2021-22 NHL season where he put up 41 points (20g, 21a).
Tippett, 24, makes $1.5 million and is coming off his best season where he put up 49 points (27g, 22a) in 77 games played.
NHL rumors have the Oilers offering up Yamamoto and a 2024 first round pick for Owen Tippett.