GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 28: Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes stretches as fans watch pre-game warmups from the Coyotes bench before the team takes on the Boston Bruins at Jobing.com Arena on December 28, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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