MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 16: Goalie Robert Mayer #65 of the Montreal Canadiens shares a laugh prior to the NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers on February 16, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mayer has been called up for tonight's game from the Hamilton Bulldogs to backup goalie Peter Budja. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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