WHL Second All-Star Team (1982) WJC-A All-Star Team (1982) Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1982) Bill Masterton Trophy (1990)
Missed entire 1984-85 season recovering from knee injury suffered in pre-season game vs. New Jersey, October 7, 1984. Missed entire 1986-87 season recovering from knee surgery, September, 1986. Missed majority of 1988-89 season recovering from 8th knee surgery, September 17, 1988. Missed majority of 1989-90 season recovering from 10th knee surgery, October 27, 1989.
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