C Leon Draisaitl - Prince Albert Raiders, WHL (2014, 3rd overall, Edmonton)
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02-14-2013, 05:44 AM
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He seems to be doing terrific! He had a 2-goal game last night against Swift Current.. Point wise, he's 3rd in the WHL for rookies (behind Oliver Bjorkstrand and Roberts Lipsbergs, both 2013 eligible) and is 4th on his team..
I've only actually seen him play during the World Juniors, but I was beyond impressed with him. He seems like the type of player that just wants to be the best he can, all while improving those around him. Though from what I remember, he needs to work on his skating (it's not bad, but could be improved).
Currently, I see him as a top-10 pick in the draft next year. If he can improve his skating (he may have, it's been over a month since i've seen him), and continues to shine like he is, he could possibly make his way into the top-5... No doubt in my mind he's taken in the first round though. I'd say he could be, arguably, the best prospect to come from Germany (not counting Heatley as his Father is Canadian, and he plays for Canada.)
Thank you for this report, sounds promising.
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