Oilers recall Leon Draisaitl

Leon Draisaitl will look to stay on the Edmonton Oilers' roster during his second go-around in the NHL.
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The 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 first-round draft picks of the Edmonton Oilers have played on the team this year. So that 2014 first-round pick was bound to make it on the club at some point.

Leon Draisaitl, drafted with the third-overall pick in the 2014 draft, has been recalled to the Edmonton Oilers from the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. 

Last season, the 20-year-old forward played in 37 games last year with the Oilers, scoring two goals and recording nine assists.

Draisaitl has had a goal and an assist in six games with the Condors this season.

At 6-foot-1, 210-pounds, Draisaitl provides a steady two-way presence. Last season he played in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets, Draisaitl scored 19 goals and 34 assists in just 32 games. He also led the Rockets to the Memorial Cup Final with a 28 point playoff performance.

In addition to the Draisaitl recall, the Oilers placed Jordan Eberle on long-term injured reserve. Eberle was injured his shoulder in a preseason game against the Arizona Coyotes.