The Edmonton Oilers drafted Leon Draisaitl out of the Prince Albert (WHL) and is regarded as one of the top players to come out of Germany in a long time.
The 6-1, 209-pound center had 38 goals and 67 assists in 64 games last season. Regarded as a quick-thinker on the ice who makes quick passes based on his keen hockey sense and vision. He has good strength on the puck which allows him to protect the puck and win a number of battles.
He has some flair to his game and should be a fan favorite as soon as he steps on the ice for the Oilers with his brand of playmaking.
“He’s the best prospect I’ve seen from this draft class at protecting and handling the puck; he’s very Jaromir Jagr-esque. He protects the puck, makes those button hooks and hits guys coming in late. He’ll hold onto that puck until he sees the right play to make. He has a great wrist shot and good snap shot, and can surprise a lot of goalies with it.”
The Oilers have collected a plethora of offensive talent in recent drafts and they added to their collection tonight so I wonder if a trade will be made later this offseason to fill holes in other areas.