RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 15: A member of the Carolina Hurricanes ice crew cleans the ice in front of a Hockey Fights Cancer dasher board prior to an NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks at PNC Arena on October 15, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Carolina Hurricanes are hosting Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness night as part of the NHL and NHLPA's joint Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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