COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 11: Chris Chelios #24 of the Atlanta Thrashers stretches prior to the start of their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 11, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Chelios is playing in his first NHL game this season. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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