OMJHL First All-Star Team (1976) AHL First All-Star Team (1982) Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman AHL) (1982)
Claimed by Quebec from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to Toronto by Quebec with Terry Martin for Reg Thomas, December 13, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 7, 1985.
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