BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 24: Drew Stafford #21 of the Buffalo Sabres draws the attention of the Easter Bunny and other Sabres fans while warming up to play the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HSBC Arena on April 24, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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