GAME HIGHS: Goals: 1 / Assists: 2 / Points: 2 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 7
CAREER: In the 1st year of a 6-year contract...2014 Olympic Silver with Sweden...Represented Sweden at 2012 and 2010 WCs (bronze)...2009 Red Wings Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association...2008 AHL All-Star.
2014-15: Had points in four straight games, tying for the longest point streak by a DET D this season (1/20-1/31)...Scored his first goal of the season on 1/10 at WSH...Was a season-best +3 on 11/14 vs. CHI after playing a season-high 24:50...Picked up 1st point of the season on 10/18 vs. TOR.
OTHER: Was the final player chosen in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft (291st overall)...His brother, Jimmie, has played in over 400 SHL games and was the lone non-NHL player on the 2014 Swedish Olympic Team.
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