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March 2018

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5-8 159 lbs 54 // MARCH 2018 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM P O S I T I O N For ward H O M E T O W N Birthday: September 29, 1998 Follow Kailer Yamamoto at @kailer_yamamoto /kaileryamamoto /kailer.yamamoto S O C I A L S I D E B E S T P E R S O N T O F O L L O W O N S O C I A L M E D I A Russell Wilson k My favorite jersey number is 17. It's the year I graduated and the year I was drafted. Kailer Yamamoto U.S. National Junior Team/ Spokane Chiefs PLAYER PROFILE Favorite Hockey Memory: Leading the Ivan Hlinka tournament in points Three Things You Love About Hockey: The aggres- sion, the camaraderie and winning Favorite Movie: Miracle Most Influential Person In Your Life: My dad. He's helped me become a better hockey player and person. I wouldn't be here without him. Person You'd Like To Meet: Sidney Crosby Who Is Your Hero: My mom. She's the strongest woman I know, inside and out. She has been through her ups and downs and still manages to be the best mom in the world. Toughest Obstacle You've Faced: People judging me by my size. Dream Job: General Manager in the NHL Other Sports Played: Baseball, soccer, basketball, golf and racquetball S N A P S H O T S W H Y I W E A R N O . 17 R I N K RAT Spokane, Wash. FAV O R I T E T E A M G R O W I N G U P k Pittsburgh Penguins FAV O R I T E F O O D SUSHI B E S T A D V I C E Y O U ' V E B E E N G I V E N "Never give up." PHOTOS BY Images On Ice; Wikimedia Commons/Larry Maurer

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