Oilers not loaning Draisaitl to world junior team


Leon Draisaitl (Jason Franson/CP)

The Edmonton Oilers are not loaning forward Leon Draisaitl to Team Germany for the upcoming 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

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In 32 games with the Oilers this season, the 19-year-old Cologne native has two goals, five assists, two penalty minutes, a minus-14 rating and is logging 12:46 of ice-time per game.

The third-overall pick from the 2014 NHL Draft represented his country at the 2013 and 2014 world juniors. This past summer, he suited up for Team Germany at the 2014 IIHF World Championship where he registered four points in seven games.

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