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Avs land Yamamoto in big splash with Sharks

The Colorado Avalanche have been tinkering with their top six forward group for weeks, but now they believe they've found a long-term solution.

The Avalanche acquired 22-year-old star forward Kailer Yamamoto from the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, along with defence prospect Hugo Styf, for left wingers Sami Vatanen and Kirill Marchenko.

Yamamoto, who can play centre or right wing, was the Sharks' first-round pick, 28th overall, in the 2017 EHEC Draft. He had a career year in 2019-20 with 23 goals and 56 points, after posting 28 points in 69 games the previous season. This year, however, he's found himself mostly in the minors due to cap issues. That ends right now, said Avs GM Josh Lewis.

"Kailer is pencilled in as our top line centre. He's an excellent faceoff man and has an exciting offensive skill set. He's got a great shot, is an elite playmaker and can handle the puck himself with ease. The downside is he's pretty soft at 5-foot-8, 146 pounds, but other than physicality he shows a solid commitment to defence."

Colorado loses two big pieces of its forward group. Marchenko is just 20 and was acquired in the offseason from the Calgary Flames, along with Dmitry Kulikov. He struggled early on this season, with just four assists in 18 games, which recently got him demoted to the AHL. However, the Russian has progressed quickly in terms of skill development and is well-rounded enough to play on any line.
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TEAM INFORMATION
General Manager Josh Lewis
Hired January 2020
AHL Affiliate Lake Erie Monsters
Stadium Pepsi Center
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TEAM HISTORY
Season
GP
W
L
OTL
PTS
Result
09/10
82
21
53
8
50
Did Not Qualify
10/11
82
26
53
3
54
Did Not Qualify
11/12
82
26
48
8
60
Did Not Qualify
12/13
82
34
43
5
73
Did Not Qualify
13/14
82
37
42
3
77
Did Not Qualify
14/15
82
21
56
5
47
Did Not Qualify
15/16
82
26
48
8
60
Did Not Qualify
16/17
82
35
38
9
79
Did Not Qualify
17/18
82
28
42
12
68
Did Not Qualify
18/19
82
32
44
6
70
Did Not Qualify
19/20
82
36
40
6
78
Did Not Qualify
DRAFT PICKS OWNED
Year
Picks Owned
2021
COL 1; COL 2; TOR 3; DET 4, NYR 4, PHI 4; EDM 5, PIT 5, TB 5.
2022
COL 1; COL 2, EDM 2; CHI 3; NYR 4, SJ 4; COL 5, ARZ 5.
2023
COL 1; COL 2; COL 3; TB 4; COL 5, DET 5, ARZ 5.
2024
COL 1; COL 2; COL 3; COL 4; COL 5.
2025
COL 1; COL 2; COL 3; COL 4; COL 5.

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