Draisaitl notched a pair of power-play assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Jets. Draisaitl continues to work on the man advantage with Connor McDavid, so his value remains high among centers. In fact, all four of his assists have been on the power play, and he's added an even-strength goal through four games as well.
Draisaitl scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Devils. Draisaitl's talent is undeniable and playing alongside Connor McDavid right now could mean a hot start to the season. He could be a 90-point guy if he finds some consistency.
Draisaitl finished the 2017-18 season with 25 goals and 45 assists in 78 games. The first-round pick in 2014 (#3 overall) closed out another 70-point season (77 points in 2016-17). Draisaitl also tallied 11 points on the power play -- albeit a drastic fall from 27 points with the man advantage in 2016-17. If there was an aspect of the 22-year-old center's game to be concerned about, it would be the lack of consistency -- Draisaitl scored eight points in his last 10 games but was held scoreless in five of those contests. The German stud is worth the erratic production -- especially considering the multitude of minutes alongside Connor McDavid.
Draisaitl found the back of the net in Saturday's 3-2 win over Vancouver. Draisaitl scored a power-play goal early in the first period -- he finished the 2017-18 season with 70 points (25 goals, 45 assists). The young German finished the year by collecting a point in back-to-back games despite being held off the scoresheet in the three games prior. Despite the uneven performances, the 22-year-old center spent the majority of the season alongside Connor McDavid -- making him worthy of ownership in all formats.
Draisaitl is determined to work on his inconsistency, the Edmonton Journal reports. Draisaitl has eight points in his last 10 games but has yet to score in back-to-back nights since a three-game point streak from Feb. 22-25. Even though the 22-year-old German has amassed 66 points in 69 games in 2017-18, the uneven performances haven't gone unnoticed. "I can speak for a lot of guys who are supposed to contribute: it's not easy when you go through (dry) stretches like that, but everybody goes through them," Draisaitl said. "You have to stay positive. That's how this league works, sometimes the bounces don't go your way. The next night they will go your way." Despite not knowing which Draisaitl will show up, he is worth gambling on every night.
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