Kenneth James Yackel (b. March 5, 1932 in St. Paul, Minnesota - d. July 12, 1991) was an American ice hockey player. Yackel was a member of the American 1952 Winter Olympics team.

He briefly played in the National Hockey League, appearing in six games with the Boston Bruins in 1959, becoming only the second American-developed player to appear in the NHL during the 1950s.

He played minor pro hockey until his retirement in 1964. In 1960-61, Yackel won the Leo Lamoureux Trophy as the leading scorer in the International Hockey League.

Yackel was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986.

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