Leon Draisaitl

Tyler Thomson

2015-10-29

 

Leon Draisaitl, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 209

Born: 1995-10-27

Hometown: Köhn, GER

Drafted: 2014 by Edmonton Oilers, 3rd overall

 

 

 

 Observations:

October 2015 – After starting the season in Bakersfield, Draisaitl is already getting called up to Edmonton. He has regularly played on the top line in the AHL and due to injuries and a mediocre start from the Oilers, he is getting his shot to shine. It wouldn't be surprising to see him in the lineup tonight (October 29). The youth movement continues as the Oilers simply have no other options in terms of veteran depth. Draisaitl may be worth a short term pickup in deeper leagues, especially if he gets ice time in the top-6.  Tyler Thomson

May 2015 – Draisaitl was named the MVP of the Memorial Cup tournament, notching seven points in five games as the Kelowna Rockets lost to the Oshawa Generals in the final. He also led the WHL in playoff scoring with 28 points in 19 games. The young man certainly has a bright future and sending him down to compete in the CHL for one more year was certainly a good decision for his long-term development. Tyler Thomson

March 2015 – Draisaitl finished off his shortened WHL season with the same 1.6 point-per-game pace as his draft year. Given more time he could have easily surpassed it. Draisaitl has been instrumental for the powerhouse Rockets first place finish. His maturity knows no bounds as there has been no fuss or complacency in his game since being sent down. With 'Drai' anchoring the Rockets top line, it will be extremely difficult to conquer them in a seven game series this year. Expect Draisaitl to keep up the torrid scoring pace against Tri City in the first round of the WHL playoffs. Tyler Thomson