Draisaitl plans to play for Germany at World Championship
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Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl plans to play for his native Germany at the upcoming World Championship, he announced Sunday.

The 22-year-old is coming off his third full season with the Oilers, finishing second in team scoring with 25 goals and 70 points in 78 games.

Draisaitl played two games for Germany in last year's World Championship where he collected a pair of assists in three contests. He also had five points in three appearances during Olympic qualifying and another two goals as a member of Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey.

This year's tournament kicks off May 4 in Denmark.

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