NHL First All-Star Team (1938, 1941, 1943, 1944) NHL Scoring Leader (1941) Hart Trophy (1941, 1943) NHL Second All-Star Team (1945)
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 22, 1934. Claimed by Boston from St. Louis in Dispersal Draft, October 15, 1935. Missed majority of 1941-42 due to jaw injury vs. Detroit, January 22, 1942.
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