The Oilers agree to a contract of eight seasons in Leon Draisaitl

Sport 17 August, 2017

Photo: Jason Franson, The canadian Press
21-year-old forward Leon Draisaitl finished in eighth place markers in the NHL.

Edmonton — The Edmonton Oilers have signed a contract for eight seasons, an average annual value of $ 8.5 million, the player to centre Leon Draisaitl.


The agreement, which will run until the end of the season 2024-2025, shall ensure that the Oilers have ensured the long-term presence of two of the most beautiful jewels of the NHL.


On 5 July, the training in alberta, had concluded a pact of the same duration with Connor McDavid, of a total value of 100 million, which will come into force at the start of 2018-2019.


21 years old and a native of Cologne, Germany, Draisaitl has just completed his third season in the national League and has established personal highs with a bumper crop of 29 goals, 48 assists and 77 points in 82 games, a record for a German. The old mark of 59 points belonged to Marco Sturm since 2006. His ratio of defensive amounted to +7.


The attacker six-foot-one-inch and 216 pounds, has finished in eighth place markers in the NHL and in the second step in the Oilers behind McDavid, winner of the trophy-Art Ross. He scored 27 points in the numerical advantage, also good for eighth place in the NHL, and has managed five game-winners, including three in overtime.


It has been the best marker for the Oilers during the playoffs with 16 points, including 6 goals in 13 outings. Third player selected in the draft of 2015, Draisaitl total of 137 points, including 50 goals in 191 games in the NHL.


On the international scene, Draisaitl has represented his country at the world Championships in 2014, 2016 and 2017, and two Championships of the world junior hockey championships, 2013 and 2014. He also wore the colors of the Europe Team at the world Cup of hockey, in the fall of 2016.