AHL First All-Star Team (1954) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer AHL) (1954) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (1954) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960) Traded to Chicago by Boston for cash, September 10, 1954. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for Wally Hergesheimer, June 19, 1956.
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