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McDavid ennobles Draisaitl according to his record

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl led the Oilers to their next victory. © APA / getty / Claus Andersen

An assist in the first third, a goal in the second third and the next record in Leon Draisaitl's career was perfect.

April 27, 2021

The 25-year-old from Cologne is the best German scorer in the

History of the NHL. Above all, its speed is impressive.

With a dry direct acceptance in the lower right corner, Leon Draisaitl secured the next milestone in his career. Germany's Sportsman of the Year 2020 has been the best German scorer in the history of the NHL since Monday evening (local time). The 25-year-old from Cologne collected a total of two points in his Edmonton Oilers 6-1 against the Winnipeg Jets and overtook the previous record holder, Germany's ex-national coach Marco Sturm, as the most dangerous German attacker in the world's best ice hockey league. “We had some great players from Germany and topping this list is something special for me. I'm proud of it and it's a great honor, ”said Draisaitl.

He now comes in 468 games to a total of 488 points in the main round. Sturm collected 487 scorer points in his successful career, but needed twice as many games for it. At Draisaitl, the main round points are distributed over 191 goals and 297 assists. In the playoffs both got 22 scorer points each.

The speed with which Draisaitl now took over the record also earned great respect from his strike partner Connor McDavid. "To realize that he is the best German scorer in this league at a young age is something quite special," said the Canadian, who had an even better evening with three goals and an assist. "Leon is obviously a very respected player in the league and widely recognized as one of the best players in the world," said McDavid.

Author: dpa / fop