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Leon Draisaitl

Born:October 27, 1995Draft:2014 Oilers, 3rd Overall
Hometown:Köln, GermanyPosition:C/W
Known For:Hart Memorial TrophyShootsLeft
National Team:Germany

Leon Tim Draisaitl (born 27 October 1995) is a German professional ice hockey forward and alternate captain for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Draisaitl grew up playing hockey in Germany until he was selected second overall in the 2012 CHL Import Draft by the Prince Albert Raiders. After two seasons with the Raiders, he was drafted third overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in the 2014 season. In 2020, Draisaitl became the first German player to win the Art Ross Trophy as the leading point scorer in the NHL, the Hart Memorial Trophy as regular season MVP and the Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding player.

Draisaitl is the son of former German national team player Peter Draisaitl, who represented West Germany and Germany in 146 games, including at World Championships, the World Cup and at the 1988, 1992 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games

Leon Draisaitl Edmonton Oilers
Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

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Achievements

  • Schuler-BL Champion — 2010-11
  • DNL Champion — 2011-12
  • DNL Player of the Year — 2011-12
  • U18 WJC Most Assists — 2012-13
  • U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team — 2012-13
  • U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team — 2012-13
  • U20 WJC Most Penalized Player (52) — 2013-14
  • WHL (East) First All-Star Team — 2013-14
  • CHL Memorial Cup Most Points (Ed Chynoweth Award) (7) — 2014-15
  • CHL Memorial Cup Most Valuable Player (Stafford Smythe Trophy) — 2014-15
  • WHL Champion — 2014-15
  • WHL Playoffs MVP — 2014-15
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team — 2016-17
  • World Cup Runner Up — 2016-17
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team — 2017-18
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2018-19
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2019-20
  • NHL First All-Star Team — 2019-20
  • NHL Most Assists (67) — 2019-20
  • NHL Most Game Winning Goals (10) — 2019-20
  • NHL Most Points (Art Ross Trophy) (110) — 2019-20
  • NHL Most Valuable Player (Hart Trophy) — 2019-20
  • NHL MVP Selected by NHLPA (Ted Lindsay Award) — 2019-20
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