NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Steven McDonald (2nd L) , wife Patti, son Conor and former member of the New York Rangers Adam Graves (R) present the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award to four-time recipient Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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