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BLOG: Draisaitl on if he’s NHL-ready

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers made Leon Draisaitl the third overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft tonight. Having his size (6-foot-2, 213 pounds) and his skill (105 points this season), Draisaitl could make an immediate jump to the NHL from the Prince Albert Raiders in the WHL.

Earlier today, Oilers Head Scout Stu MacGregor said he felt any of the top four prospects have an “outstanding chance to play” this season. Draisaitl says he feels like he has some things to work on but should be ready after the summer.

“I think I have to work on some stuff but that’s what I’m going to do this summer and I think I’m ready next year,” he said.

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