SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 08: Goalkeeper Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a stick hand save during the first period against the New York Rangers at SAP Center on October 8, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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