CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 7: Mark Giordano #5 and Henrik Karlsson #35 of the Calgary Flames keep the puck away from Devante Smith-Pelly #77 of the Anaheim Ducks during first period NHL action on April 7, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/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