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North American Skater
Germany
Leon
Draisaitl
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 208
LAST CLUB TEAM: Prince Albert, WHL
BIRTHDATE: October 27, 1995
MID RANK: 2
HOMETOWN: Cologne, Germany
FINAL RANK: 4
BORN IN: Cologne, DEU
• 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