VANCOUVER, CANADA - NOVEMBER 29: (L-R) Dan Hamhuis, Henrik Sedin and Alexander Edler look on as teammate Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks heads a soccer ball as they all warm up before their NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena November 29, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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