ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 7: Joe Mullen a former St. Louis Blues player talks with Blues general manager Doug Armstrong during a reception before a ceremony to honor all players who have worn number seven before an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 7, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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