NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 16: Former New Jersey Devils defenseman Scott Niedermayer's number 27 is displayed on the ice during the ceremony retiring his number prior to the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Dallas Stars at the Prudential Center on December 16, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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