UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 16: NYPD officer stands guard outside of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers on April 16, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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