- Kostin Recorded 21 Points in 57 Games With Edmonton; Yamamoto Collected 25 Points in 58 Games With the Oilers in 2022-23
The Detroit Red Wings today acquired center Klim Kostin and right wing Kailer Yamamoto from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for future considerations.
Kostin, 24, spent the majority of the 2022-23 season with the Oilers, recording 21 points (11-10-21), a plus-12 rating and 66 penalty minutes in 57 games. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound forward also collected five points (3-2-5) and nine penalty minutes in 12 postseason contests. Additionally, Kostin logged four points (2-2-4) and 15 penalty minutes in nine games with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors during the 2022-23 campaign. Kostin helped Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League win a Gagarin Cup championship in 2020-21, accumulating 18 points (7-11-18), a plus-six rating and 50 penalty minutes in 43 games before adding nine points (5-4-9) and 44 penalty minutes in 24 playoff matchups. Originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (31st overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Kostin has registered 32 points (16-16-32) and 89 penalty minutes in 103 NHL games with the Blues and Oilers since 2019-20. He has also compiled 92 points (34-58-92) and 263 penalty minutes in 207 AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage and Condors.
A native of Penza, Russia, Kostin made his professional debut with Dynamo Moscow in the KHL during the 2016-17 season, finishing with a plus-one rating and 27 penalty minutes in eight games. Kostin also netted one goal and four penalty minutes in nine appearances with Dynamo Balashikha of the Supreme Hockey League (VHL) in 2016-17. On the international stage, Kostin captained Russia to a bronze medal at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, notching six points (3-3-6) and 10 penalty minutes in seven games. He also competed at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, showing eight points (5-3-8) and a plus-seven rating in five appearances. Kostin recorded seven points (4-3-7) and 29 penalty minutes in five games at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, along with four assists and four penalty minutes in five games captaining Russia at the 2016 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
Yamamoto, 24, spent the entire 2022-23 season with the Oilers and tallied 25 points (10-15-25), a plus-12 rating and 24 penalty minutes in 58 games, in addition to four points (1-3-4) in 12 postseason appearances. The 5-foot-8, 153-pound forward set career highs in games played (81), goals (20), assists (21), points (41), penalty minutes (40), power play goals (3), game-winning goals (4) and shots (114) with Edmonton during the 2021-22 campaign, along with seven points (2-5-7) and 10 penalty minutes in 14 playoff matchups. Originally selected by Edmonton in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Yamamoto has totaled 118 points (50-68-118) and 106 penalty minutes in 244 games with the franchise since 2017-18. He also had 34 points (18-16-34) and 32 penalty minutes in 50 contests with Bakersfield from 2018-20, representing the club at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic.
A native of Spokane, Wash., Yamamoto played four seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Spokane Chiefs from 2014-18 prior to turning professional. In all, Yamamoto recorded 291 points (105-186-291), a plus-68 rating and 148 penalty minutes in 230 games with the Chiefs, in addition to 14 points (4-10-14) and 22 penalty minutes in 19 playoff matchups. He also spent time with the U.S. National Team Development Program, logging 14 points (7-7-14) in nine games with the under-18 team during the 2015-16 season and seven points (3-4-7) in seven games with the under-17 group in 2014-15. On the international stage, Yamamoto won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, adding four points (2-2-4), a plus-three rating and four penalty minutes in seven games. He also won a bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, amassing 13 points (7-6-13), a plus-seven rating and 12 penalty minutes in eight contests at the 2016 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. Yamamoto previously collected seven points (4-3-7) and 14 penalty minutes in four games at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.