Traded to Vancouver by Pittsburgh for Vancouver's 6th round choice (Ian Moran) in 1990 Entry Draft, October 24, 1989. Traded to Pittsburgh by Vancouver with Barry Pederson and Tony Tanti for Dave Capuano, Andrew McBain and Dan Quinn, January 8, 1990. Claimed by Los Angeles from Pittsburgh in Waiver Draft, October 1, 1990. Traded to Chicago by Los Angeles for Chris Norton and future considerations, October 28, 1991.
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