Off The Post: Leon Draisaitl Hockey Cards, Edmonton Oilers – Selected in the first-round (3rd overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, Leon Draisaitl came into the league with high expectations and emerged into one of the most dynamic players in the NHL.
The 6-foot-2, 208-pound German-born Draisaitl played very well during his first few seasons, but it wasn’t until the 2018-19 season when he erupted. That season, Draisaitl recorded 50 goals and 55 assists (105 points). Ironically, the summer before his breakout season, the Oilers signed Draisaitl to an eight-year, $68 million contract extension.
Timing is everything, and the Oilers were fortunate to lock up Draisaitl just before he reached superstar status.
As great as he was during the 2018-19 season, Draisaitl was even better the following year. He finished the 2019-20 campaign with 43 goals and 67 assists (110 points) and collected some substantial hardware for his trophy case. For his incredible efforts, Draisaitl won the Hart Memorial Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award.
It’s safe to say Draisaitl will continue to add to his trophy collection.
Draisaitl is in the midst of another amazing year. Through 57 games this season, he’s netted 38 goals and 41 assists (his 79 points are currently tied for first in NHL scoring) for the Pacific Division’s fourth-place Oilers.
In this clip, captured by our own Russ Cohen, Draisaitl, who had a goal and an assist in a recent 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 1st, talked about the win and the play of his defense and goaltender, Mikko Koskinen. Draisaitl also talked about being drafted in Philadelphia and what that meant to him.
Off The Post: Leon Draisaitl Hockey Cards, Edmonton Oilers – Card Facts
Draisaitl’s official NHL rookie cards can be found in 2014-15 Upper Deck hockey card products. However, he also has amateur cards as well. Those cards were produced by ITG during the 2012-13 – 2013-14 seasons.
There are plenty of Draisaitl rookie cards to choose from at varying prices on the secondary market. Spend within your means, but Draisaitl’s most popular rookie card is his 2014-15 Upper Deck Young Guns.
The Young Guns rookie card is pricey, as a raw version currently sells in the $400 – $450 range. If you’re interested in a top graded version of the card (PSA 10), they sell in the $1,350 – $1,500 range.
Here’s a look at Draisaitl’s Beckett Media Stats Zone.
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