AJHL First All-Star Team (1999)
Signed as a free agent by Columbus, September 24, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), August 15, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 2, 2008. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to recurring hip injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 29, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 6, 2012.
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