RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush announced that rookie winger Keanu Yamamoto has been signed for the 2022-23 season.
Yamamoto joins the Rush following the completion of his collegiate career at McGill University in Montreal, where he had 82 points (29g-53a) in 98 games across four seasons. Prior to his time at McGill, the Spokane, Washington native played for his hometown team in the Western Hockey League with the Spokane Chiefs.
Yamamoto, and his younger brother Kailer, each played for Rush head coach Scott Burt when he was an assistant coach in Spokane. During his time with the Chiefs, Yamamoto appeared in 271 games across four seasons and had 177 points (71g-106a).