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Leon Draisaitl puts on a team sweater after being selected as the number three overall pick to the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports)
Leon Draisaitl puts on a team sweater after being selected as the number three overall pick to the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports)

Oilers sign third-overall pick Leon Draisaitl to entry-level contract Add to ...

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract.

Draisaitl had 105 points (38 goals, 67 assists) in 64 regular-season games for the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders last season. He also had a goal and two assists on four playoff games.

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The six-foot-one, 209-pound centre from Cologne, Germany, has represented his country several times, most recently at the 2014 World Hockey Championship, where he had four points (one goal, three assists) in seven games.

He joins a young Oilers team that includes recent first-overall picks Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov.

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