CCHA First All-Star Team (1975) AHL First All-Star Team (1979) CHL Second All-Star Team (1981)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 12, 1977. Claimed by Winnipeg from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to Minnesota by Winnipeg for cash, July 31, 1981. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 25, 1982. Traded to Edmonton by New Jersey with Paul Miller for Ron Low and Jim McTaggart, February 19, 1983.
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