PHL First All-Star Team (1978)
Selected by Alberta (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Washington from Buffalo in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. WHA rights traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) for cash, September, 1975.
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