Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 22, 1935. Traded to St. Louis (AHA) by Toronto for cash, October 13, 1939. Traded to NY Americans (Springfield-AHL) by St. Louis (AHA) for cash, November 29, 1940. Traded to Toronto (Pittsburgh-AHL) by NY Americans (Springfield-AHL) with the loan of Peanuts O'Flaherty for Clarence Drouillard, January 17, 1941.
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