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BLOG: Draisaitl on Oilers moving forward

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
The newest Edmonton Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl has done his research on the team that made him the third overall pick in the 2014 draft. Draisaitl says he’s eager to earn a spot and join a team that already boasts young and talented players, such as Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz.

Draisaitl also says that he thinks the Oilers are moving in the right direction as they have brought in players through trades like David Perron and their young stars continue to mature.

“I think I’m going to have to do my job and earn my spot if I want to play in that league and on that team,” Draisaitl said. “I think they’re moving forward. They’ve made some good trades like for Perron and I think the guys are getting older and more mature and this is just awesome right now.”

On the possibility of playing with Hall, Draisaitl had nothing but good things to say:

“He’s probably the fastest skater in the league and he’s an exciting player to watch. He’s a star in the league. It might be a good fit but you never know. It’s up to the coaches to put a line together and I can only do my job.”

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