ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Colin Smith #37 of the Colorado Avalanche dives for the puck in front of Jakob Silfverberg #33 of the Anaheim Ducks in the first period at Honda Center on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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