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Leon Draisaitl | Center

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (19) / 10/27/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
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Do not be surprised if Leon Draisaitl opens the season on the wing.
The third overall pick in the 2014 Draft was used as the Oilers second center for 37 games last season before he was sent back to junior hockey as Edmonton did not have another pivot to play behind Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. But this season Connor McDavid will line up at center as well as Anton Lander and Mark Letestu. "I’d be totally fine with that" Draisaitl said about the shift to the wing. "I’ve played the wing before. I know how to play the wing and for me it wouldn’t really matter. As long as I’m on the team. You have more responsibility as a center. A lot of times you’re the guy working down low with the defenseman. That takes work, the kind you don’t have as a winger. You have to work hard as a winger as well, but it’s a little different role. I know how to play both and I think that’s a good thing to have." Stay tuned. Jul 4 - 6:41 AM

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YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2014EDM37279-1741100149.041

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Connor McDavid
3Anton Lander
4Mark Letestu
5Leon Draisaitl
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Lauri Korpikoski
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Luke Gazdic
6Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Tyler Pitlick
D1Andrej Sekera
2Justin Schultz
3Oscar Klefbom
4Andrew Ference
5Nikita Nikitin
6Darnell Nurse
7Griffin Reinhart
8Eric Gryba
G1Ben Scrivens
2Cam Talbot