BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 05: Steve Ott #9 of the Buffalo Sabres warms up before playing the Ottawa Senators on April 5, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. It is his first game wearing the A for alternate captain. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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