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Leon Draisaitl becomes third German-born player to score 400 career points

Josh Vold   ·   11 février 2020
Leon Draisaitl entered Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks with 397 career points, and needing just three more points to join Marco Sturm (487) and Jochen Hecht (463) as the only German-born players to reach 400 career points.

The Oilers went on to win the game 5-3 and Draisaitl recorded three assists and added an empty net goal.

Not only did he become the 3rd German-born player to reach the 400-point mark, he also became the 13th Oiler to reach the milestone, joining Wayne Gretzky (1169), Jari Kurri (1043), Mark Messier (1034), Glenn Anderson (906), Paul Coffey (669), Ryan Smyth (631), Doug Weight (577), Ales Hemsky (477), Connor McDavid (453), Shawn Horcoff (447), Esa Tikkanen (436), and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (421).

HOCKEY - QUIZ
In 1987-88, which Montreal Canadiens defenseman had the most points?
CHRIS CHELIOS
CRAIG LUDWIG
LARRY ROBINSON
MIKE LALOR
PETR SVOBODA
RICK GREEN


Draisaitl has been a beast for the Oilers all season long, and is on pace to smash his career high in points. He slowed down a bit in December, scoring only 14 points in 14 games, but he found his scoring touch again in the new year after being put on a line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Kailer Yamomoto. He leads the NHL in scoring with 32 goals and 89 points in 56 games.

It was reported on Tuesday morning that Connor McDavid will miss the next two to three weeks with a quad injury, so Draisaitl and the rest of the Oilers are going to have to elevate their game for the next couple weeks if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive.

This will also be a great time for Draisaitl to prove to the rest of the hockey world that he is capable of producing without McDavid.



With the win, Edmonton now sits second in the Pacific Division with 66 points—just one point back of Vancouver for first in the division, but also only three points ahead of ninth place in the Western Conference.

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HOCKEY - QUIZ
In 1987-88, which Montreal Canadiens defenseman had the most points?
CHRIS CHELIOS
CRAIG LUDWIG
LARRY ROBINSON
MIKE LALOR
PETR SVOBODA
RICK GREEN
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