GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 24: Keith Yandle #3 and goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes visit with some youth hockey players before the start of their game against the San Jose Sharks at Jobing.com Arena on April 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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