RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 19: A participant has her head shaved to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in an effort to raise money for childhood cancer research on Cancer Awareness Night, prior to an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers at PNC Arena on March 19, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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