Father of Rob AHL Second All-Star Team (1963) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1963) AHL First All-Star Team (1970)
Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago with Wayne Hillman and John Brenneman for Camille Henry, Don Johns, Billy Taylor and Wally Chevrier, February 4, 1965. Claimed by Los Angeles from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Montreal by Los Angeles with Denis DeJordy, Dale Hoganson and Noel Price for Rogie Vachon, November 4, 1971.
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