MONTREAL, CANADA - NOVEMBER 21: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins stops the puck in front of Scott Gomez #11 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on November 21, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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