2013 NHL Draft - Top Prospects Visit The Empire State Building
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Top NHL 2013 Draft prospect Jonathan Drouin is interviewed by the media on the observation deck at The Empire State Building on June 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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