Big congratulations to Oilers F Leon Draisaitl for becoming the first German-born player to win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading point scorer.
Your 2019-20 Art Ross winner. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/5MvKz6tvCi
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 26, 2020
Draisaitl finished with 110 points in 71 regular-season games. Himself and Oilers captain Conor Mcdavid finished as the league’s top two scorers the first time that has happened since 2013. The dynamic duo has certainly injected new life into the once dead franchise. The Ken Holland effect is already in full swing.
Born in Cologne Germany, Leon Draisaitl has established himself as one of the best all-around Centers in the entire NHL. The decision to split up Draisaitl and Mcdavid was met with criticism but it paid off in absolute spades for the Oilers and has earned them a playoff matchup vs the Chicago Blackhawks. The last time those two teams met this happened.
The days of “Of course he gets a lot of points he plays with Mcdavid” are long gone, Superstar Draisaitl is here to stay and the Oilers are laying the foundation to be successful under GM Ken Holland. For the Oilers fanbase one thing is for certain, For the first time since 2006, the Edmonton Oilers are back on the hockey map.