Played in NHL All-Star Game (1950)
Traded to Detroit by St. Louis (AHL) with Bill Brennan for Fern Gauthier, Cliff Simpson, Ed Nicholson and future considerations, August 29, 1949. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Lee Fogolin for Bert Olmstead and Vic Stasiuk, December 2, 1950.
I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.
— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season