CPHL First All-Star Team (1968) CHL First All-Star Team (1969) Ken McKenzie Trophy (Rookie of the Year CPHL) (1968) Scoring Leader CHL (1969) Most Valuable Player CHL) (1969)
Traded to St. Louis by Boston for St. Louis' 1st round choice (Ron Plumb) in 1970 Amateur Draft, May 26, 1970. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis with Gene Carr and Wayne Connelly for Jack Egers, Andre Dupont and Mike Murphy, November 15, 1971. Traded to Buffalo by NY Rangers for Buffalo's 2nd round choice (Larry Sacharuk) in 1972 Amateur Draft, January 14, 1972.
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