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Leon Draisaitl Profile

Leon Draisaitl
Ht/Wt: 6' 1"/208 lbs
Position: C/LW
Team: Prince Albert (WHL)

Leon Draisaitl's Player Profile

April 2014 - The WHL has named Leon Draisaitl the Player of the Month for March after recording 10 goals and 19 points in eight games for the Prince Albert Raiders. Draisaitl is receiving considering for the 1st overall selection of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft with his strong play and projectable style of game.

January 2014 – Leon Draisaitl is an intelligent playmaking forward with good offensive instincts. The German import is effective in puck possession using his lengthy frame to shield away defenders and maintain puck control. He displays top-end vision and can read the play ahead of his peers. Draisaitl has been an offensive leader for the Prince Albert Raiders and is set to break his WHL career highs with his current production of 19 goals and 56 points through 38 games (as of January 24th). Draisaitl is projected to be a top 10 selection at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft as scouts love his combination of size and skill but is coming off underwhelming showings at both the 2014 World Junior Championship with Germany and 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects game.
Profile from: Brendan Ross of Dobber Prospects - Apr. 3rd

  • Big man size – Every team could use a big centre with elite skills. Although, he is not a hitter per say, he has that big man swagger about him.

  • Hockey sense – Leon reads the play well and immediately acts on that read.

  • Soft hands – Leon can be the scorer or the set up guy – he has those soft hands that makes the puck do what he wants it to do. They call him “The German Gretzky”.

  • Potential growth – As good as he is now, a few more improvements in his skating, a little more physicality and this guy could be close to unstoppable. Top five in my books but a team betting on those improvements could take him much higher.

  • Profile from: Eldon MacDonald and Chris Ralph of The Hockey Writers - updated Feb. 24th

    Off the charts vision and smarts combined with a power frame. Leading the way in PA.

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    Leon Draisaitl Videos

    NHL Draft 2014: Leon Draisaitl

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