EDMONTON, CANADA - APRIL 27: Ryan Smyth #94 of the Edmonton Oilers battles for the puck against Keith Ballard #4 of the Vancouver Canucks on April 27, 2013 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by John Ulan/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