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RELEASE: Draisaitl named NHL's Second Star of the Month

The German played his part for the Oilers in a 6-1-2 month of January with six goals and 11 assists in nine games

by Press Release /

EDMONTON, AB - Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl was named the NHL's Second Star of the Month on Saturday.

The German posted six goals and 11 assists in nine games for the Oilers during the month of January, helping the club post a 6-1-2 record and remain right in the thick of the Pacific Division playoff race.

Draisaitl scored twice in Friday's 4-2 win over the reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues to reach 29 goals on the season and take sole possession of the NHL's scoring race from teammate Connor McDavid with 79 points (29G, 50A) in 50 games played this campaign.

The 24-year-old also lined up for Team Pacific in his second NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis the weekend of Jan. 25-26, scoring four goals and adding two assists in two 3-on-3 matchups that ended with the Pacific being crowned champions.

A native of Cologne, Germany, Draisaitl paces all players with 24 multi-point games in 2019-20 (including seven in January) and is the first Oilers player in 31 years to record multiple double-digit point streaks in a single season.

Draisaitl looks to extend his 10-game point streak to 11 on Saturday in a critical Battle of Alberta against the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome, with both provincial rivals sharing second place in the Pacific with 60 points.

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