Signed as a free agent by Detroit (Sudbury-EPHL), October, 1959. Signed as a free agent by Montreal (North Bay-EPHL), October, 1961. NHL rights transferred to Toronto after NHL club purchased Denver (WHL) franchise and relocated team to Victoria, June, 1964. Claimed by Providence (AHL) from Toronto in Reverse Draft, June 15, 1966.
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