VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 4: Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates his 31st birthday today as he skates by a fan holding a a birthday wish before their game against the Minnesota Wild at General Motors Place on April 4, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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