GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: NHL Hockey Operations Manager Rob Blake presents Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes with a Tiffany crystal statuette representing his 1,000 career NHL points in a ceremony prior to the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena on April 3, 2012 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