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RELEASE: Draisaitl named First Star of the Week

Oilers forward scored two goals with six assists in three games last week to extend his point streak to 11 including five consecutive multi-point games

by Press Release /

EDMONTON, AB - The NHL has selected Leon Draisaitl as First Star of the Week after the Oilers forward scored two goals and six assists in three games to lead the team to a 2-0-1 record.

The German superstar has recorded at least a point in 11 consecutive games and multiple points in five consecutive games, tallying two assists against Calgary last Wednesday, two goals against St. Louis on Friday including the game-winner, and four assists against the Flames again on Saturday.

Draisaitl leads the NHL in scoring with 83 points, courtesy 29 goals and 54 assists.

He was also just named Second Star of the Month for January after scoring six goals and 11 assists in nine games.

The 24-year-old also became the fastest Oilers player to hit the 80-point mark in a season since 1989-90 when Mark Messier did it in 50 games, which was two less than Draisaitl.

Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and J.T. Miller of the Vancouver Canucks were named Second Star and Third Star, respectively.

Video: STL@EDM: Draisaitl nets second goal on the rush

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