AHL All-Rookie Team (2000)
Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (Russia), September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2008. Traded to Phoenix by NY Rangers with Nigel Dawes and Petr Prucha for Derek Morris, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ufa (KHL), July 21, 2009.
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