The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have signed centre Leon Draisaitl to a three-year entry level contract.
Draisaitl, who was selected 3rd overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, played in 64 games last season for the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders, collecting 105 points and setting career highs in both goals (38) and assists (67), as well as recording 24 penalty minutes. He also appeared in four playoff games, tallying three points (1G, 2A) and four penalty minutes.
In 2013-14, Draisaitl also finished tied for fourth in WHL scoring with 105 points and ranked third in assists (67). He also participated in the 2014 Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game.
The Cologne, Germany native has represented his country several times internationally, most recently at the 2014 World Hockey Championship, recording four points (1G, 3A) in seven games.
The 6’1”, 209-pound centre has represented Germany twice at the World Junior Hockey Championship (2013, 2014), as well as two appearances at the Under-18 World Junior Hockey Championship (2012, 2013) and was a member of Team Germany at the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.