Grad Yamamoto selected to USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game

Kailer Yamamoto, a former Los Angeles Jr. King, was selected to compete in the upcoming CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which will be showcased on Sept. 22 at Wells Fargo Center - home of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers.

Yamamoto, a Washington native, completed his second season with the Western Hockey League’s Spokane Chiefs in 2015-16 with whom he tallied 19 goals for 71 points in 57 regular-season games.

“This event provides some of the best U.S. players eligible for next year's NHL Entry Draft the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations. “With input from NHL Central Scouting, this game will feature future stars of the NHL and we're thrilled to be working with the Philadelphia Flyers to host this game as part of their 50th anniversary."

Each year, the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game assembles the top U.S. players who are eligible for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. Following last year’s game, 25 players who participated in the contest went on to be chosen in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, including a record-high 10 first-round selections.

Yamamoto also participated in the recent USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, which took place at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.

Click here for more information on the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.