2014-15: Posted first career hat trick 4/4 vs. PIT... Posted career-high in goals (20) and points (48) with 2-1-3 2/6 vs. STL... Had career-best 8-game point streak 12/27-1/14... Picked up 100th career CBJ point (assist) in 500th career NHL game 12/31 vs. MIN... Had 2-1-3, including 100th career NHL goal, 12/18 vs. WSH... Had career high 6-game assist streak (3-6-9) 10/9-10/23.
2013-14: Scored GWG 2:49 into OT in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Quarters vs. PIT on 4/26 to give Columbus the 1st home playoff victory in franchise history... Scored career-high 18th goal 3/21 vs. NYR... Skated in 400th career NHL game 10/12 vs. BOS.
Career: Recorded 100th career NHL assist 4/17/13 at ANA... Scored 1st career NHL goal 10/18/07 vs. MTL (opposing goalie: C. Price) Made NHL debut 10/3/07 at TOR Spent 3 seasons in OHL with Sudbury (196 GP; 65-131-196)... Member of U.S. National Development Team in 2003-04.
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