News : Leon Draisaitl is the best German scorer in NHL history
Leon Draisaitl’s hit to the record was a direct decrease in the lower right corner to the 4-0 intermediate result. 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, 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 special for me. I’m proud of it and it’s a great honor, «said Draisaitl after the game.
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 they both got 22 scorer points each.
Sturm: “Can live with it quite well”
Sturm himself told the dpa news agency: “The question is, I think: Will there ever be another German player like Leon Draisaitl? The way he plays and scores points is hard to beat. This is just the beginning for him, I think he will set a few more records in his career. ”He is now one of the best, if not the best, players in the world. “I think I can live with it quite well,” said the former national coach.
The speed with which Draisaitl took over the record also made his strike partner Connor McDavid respect. “To realize that he is already the best German scorer in this league at a young age is something quite special,” said the Canadian, who had the 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.