NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 2: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings skates during warm ups against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game on April 2, 2011 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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