Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks - Game Three
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 05: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks reacts after drawing a slashing penalty from Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks in the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 5, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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