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BLOG: Draisaitl works all summer, gets bigger

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Leon Draisaitl heads into rookie camp and the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton bigger than he was at the draft. Draisaitl stayed in Edmonton all summer working on getting bigger and stronger with the Oilers training staff.

“I worked on my weaknesses over the summer with the trainers and they helped me a lot throughout the summer. It’s been a really good summer,” Draisaitl said.

When asked what his weaknesses are, Draisaitl said, “I think it’s just strength. I’m 18-years-old, I’m not a grown man and there are some things I had to work on with my foot speed and strength. That’s what I did.”

The third-overall pick in this year’s draft says he is up to 215 pounds.

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