Traded to Colorado by Columbus with Darcy Campbell for Mark Rycroft, January 22, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 7, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 5, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany), June 27, 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