Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 5, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 6, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Iowa (AHL), October 4, 2013.
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