Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Leon Draisaitl
Leon Draisaitl was born on October 27, 1995 in Cologne, Germany. A standout in the German Development League for Jungadler Mannheim, he was named DNL player of the 2011-12 having scored 56 points in just 35 games.

The following season Draisaitl would join the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. In his first year with the club he tallied 21 goals and 37 assists in 64 games. The following year would prove to be an offensive explosion for Draisaitl. In 64 games he recorded 38 goals and 105 points.

Draisaitl was drafted third overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, making him the highest drafted German-trained player in NHL history. He would make the Oilers out of training camp and made his NHL debut on October 9, 2014. He would appear in 37 games for the Oilers during the 201415 season, recording two goals and four assists, before being returned to junior. While playing at the World Junior Hockey Championship, Draisaitl's rights were traded by the Prince Albert Raiders to the Kelowna Rockets, whom he would join following the tournament.

Upon joining the Rockets, Draisaitl would immediately establish himself as one of the top players in the WHL. In 32 games he posted 53 points and would only get better in the post season. He led the Rockets to the WHL Championship and was named playoff MVP with 28 points in 19 games. He was also awarded the Stafford Smythe Trophy as Memorial Cup MVP, although the Rockets lost the championship final in overtime to the Oshawa Generals.

On the international stage Draisaitl represented Germany twice at the World Junior Championship as well as at the 2014 World Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2010-11 Heilbronner EC/Jungadler Mannheim Jr. Ger-Jr. 6 0 1 1 2
2011-12 Heilbronner EC/Jungadler Mannheim Jr. Ger-Jr. 35 21 35 56 39 8 6 6 12 2
2011-12 Germany WJ18-A 6 2 5 7 2 0
2012-13 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 64 21 37 58 22 +22 4 0 4 4 0
2012-13 Germany WJ18-A 5 1 6 7 4 +2
2013-14 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 64 38 67 105 24 +7 4 1 2 3 4
2014-15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 37 2 7 9 4 -17
2014-15 Kelowna Rockets WHL 32 19 34 53 25 +14 19 10 18 28 12
2014-15 Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 5 4 3 7 12
2015-16 Edmonton Oilers NHL 72 19 32 51 20 -2
2015-16 Bakersfield Condors AHL 6 1 1 2 4 -5
2015-16 Germany WC-A 8 1 3 4 4 -2
2016-17 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 29 48 77 20 +7 13 6 10 16 19
2016-17 Germany WC-A 3 0 2 2 2 0
NHL Totals 191 50 87 137 44 13 6 10 16 19


WHL East First All-Star Team (2014) Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup - Leading Scorer) (2015) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (2015)
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