SAINT PAUL, MN - January 14: Andrew Brunette #15 and Antti Miettinen #20 of the Minnesota Wild battle in front of the net against defense Adam Foote #52 and Matt Hunwick #48 of the Colorado Avalanche during the game at Xcel Energy Center on January 14, 2011 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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