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Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl named NHL 3rd star for the week

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Edmonton Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl has been named the NHL third star of the week.

The 24-year-old placed second in the NHL last week with 4-4-8 in four outings as the Oilers went 3-1-0 as they battle for first place in the Pacific Division.

Draisaitl posted 4-1-5 and scored his first four-goal career game against the Nashville Predators, while also marking his second five-point performance.

READ MORE: Leon Draisaitl scores 4 goals as Edmonton Oilers pound Predators

During the Oilers overtime victory against the Dallas Stars, he added one assist, and also gave two helpers in a 4-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Cologne, Germany native leads the NHL with a career-high 67 assists and 110 points through 69 games this season.

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The Oilers are back in action Monday night as the Vegas Golden Knights come to Rogers Place. The puck drops at 7 p.m., coverage starts on 630 CHED at 5:30 p.m.

Mika Zibanejad of the New York Rangers was named the league’s first star, while Gabriel Landeskog with the Colorado Avalanche was named the second star.