NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils defends his goal in warm-ups prior to making his 1,030th NHL appearance making him #1 all time in appearances for goaltenders, against the Ottawa Senators at the Prudential Center on December 18, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.
— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season