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Leon Draisaitl

North American Skater - Prince Albert, WHL
Final Rank:4Midterm Rank:2
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 1"Weight:208
Born:October 27, 1995Hometown:Cologne, Germany
Born in:Cologne, DEU
Drafted: 2014: EDM (1st Round / 3rd Overall)  Edmonton Oilers
• Draisaitl led Prince Albert in scoring during the 2013-14 season, totaling 105 points (38-67—105) in 64 games.

• His father, Peter, was a Czech-born, German professional hockey player who participated in numerous international tournaments for Germany as a member of their men’s national team, including the 1988, 1992 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games. Peter also has coached professionally in both Germany and the Czech Republic.

• In 2012-13, his first season in North America, Draisaitl was the second-leading scorer for the Raiders with 21-37—58 in 64 games.

• Draisaitl has represented Germany internationally, most recently at the 2014 World Junior Championship, where he finished second on the team with six points (2-4—6) in six games. He also led the tournament with 52 penalty minutes.

• Growing up in Cologne, Germany, Draisaitl idolized fellow countrymen Marco Sturm and Jochen Hecht.

NEWS

DRAISAITL POISED TO BECOME HIGHEST-DRAFTED GERMAN (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL Player: Pavel Datsyuk
Shootout move: “Backhand, five-hole”
Goal celebration: “Hands in the air”
Video game: NHL 14
Movie: Happy Gilmore
TV show: Two and a Half Men
Actor: Kevin James
Musician: Eminem
Most played song: ‘Run This Town’ by Jay-Z
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Athlete (non-hockey): Lionel Messi
Twitter follow: @WHLFacts

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2010-2011MANNHEIM JR.GERMANY-JR.60112
2011-2012MANNHEIM JR.GERMANY-JR.3521355639
2012-2013GER (2013 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR51674
2012-2013GER (2013 IIHF World Junior Championship)ITLTOUR62462
2012-2013PRINCE ALBERTWHL6421375822
2013-2014GER (2014 World Junior Championship)ITLTOUR624652
2013-2014PRINCE ALBERTWHL64386710524