Austrian Elite League Rookie of the Year (2000) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2003) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2004) NCAA East First All-American Team (2004) AHL Second All-Star Team (2006)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, March 23, 2004. Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from NY Rangers, September 29, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Rapperswil (Swiss), May 28, 2009. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), April 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 13, 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