Appeared in 600th NHL game Mar. 28 at Car...Scored 9th goal of the season Mar. 20 at Buf.; 9g are 2nd-highest total of NHL career (11, 2007-08)...Posted 1g-1a-2pts Mar. 14 at Ari. for first multi-pt. game since Feb. 25, '12...Scored 4th career PPG Mar. 6 vs. CBJ.; first since Nov. 22, '11...Established new career-high with points in five straight games Feb. 20-27 (2g-3a-5pts)...Scored 1st GWG with NJ/7th career Jan. 6 vs. Buf...Leads team with 72 PIM, including season-high 10 PIM Dec. 29 vs. Pit...Activated from I.R. Nov. 7 at Det.; scored 1st goal with NJ that night vs. former team...Missed seven games Oct. 24-Nov. 6 (foot)...Made Devils' debut Oct. 9 at Phi...Signed with team Oct. 7; attended camp on a tryout Is 1st player of Inuit descent in NHL history 2013-14: Appeared in 11 games with Detroit Recorded 6g-12a-18pts and 104 PIM in 51 games for Grand Rapids (AHL) Posted career-highs with 24a/30pts and 77 games played with Nashville in 11-12...Made NHL debut Oct. 9, 03 vs. Ana.
WHL East First All-Star Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2012.
I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.
— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season