Claimed by Hartford from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 6, 1981. Traded to NY Rangers by Hartford for NY Rangers' 10th round choice (Reine Karlsson) in 1983 Entry Draft, February 2, 1982. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for future considerations, May 23, 1984. Traded to Vancouver by Detroit for Tiger Williams, August 8, 1984.
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