COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 17: Vinny Prospal #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets is an award in recognition of his 1,000th NHL game by Jim Gregory, NHL Senior VP of Hockey Operations prior the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 17, 2011 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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