Edmonton Oilers Grades: Leon Draisaitl 2021 Report Card

Leon Draisaitl #29, Edmonton Oilers Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
Leon Draisaitl #29, Edmonton Oilers Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports /

The Edmonton Oilers are lucky to have Leon Draisaitl on their roster lighting the lamp so often. This past season the Oilers forward had 84 points in 56 games with Edmonton, that number would have been more impressive if it was not for Connor McDavid putting up 105.

The Edmonton Oilers have one of the best duos in the entire NHL with Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid.

Draisaitl had one of his best seasons this year. After putting up 110 points in 70 games, he put up 84 in 56 games. Over the course of the last two seasons, Draisaitl has 194 points in 126 games. That is 1.5 points per game over the course of two seasons.

I cannot wait to see what he and McDavid can do during a full 82 game season next season.

Leon Draisaitl Stats Breakdown:

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Games Played: 56

Goals – 31

Assists – 53

Points – 84

Corsi – 58.2

Offensive Zone Starts: 61.4

Defensive Zone Starts: 38.6

Season Grade: A

Bigger Picture:

The fact that Edmonton was swept out of the playoffs really does hurt the image of what Edmonton is trying to build. While the team has been great during the regular season they just cannot find a way to get things done in the postseason, and even if it is just a few bounces, they couldn’t win a single game this past postseason.

Ken Holland and the Oilers are going to get another chance at this, but chances are going to be limited if they cannot get out of the first round.

Next Season:

Draisaitl is a beast in the faceoff dot, actually having the best faceoff percentage on the team amongst centers and winning the most out of anyone. Personally, I believe next season needs to have McDavid and Draisaitl split up amongst the two top lines, I just hope that they spend the next two months adding some better talent to surround Draisaitl with.

I am not worried about the Oilers’ defence next season. The players they already have within the organization should be fine on the blue line. It is the talent on the offence that should concern fans the most. Even with McDavid and Draisaitl putting up crazy amounts of points this team still was bounced in the first round and was not first in their division. Ken Holland needs to give his dynamic duo the best chance they can at winning.