COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 6: Goaltender Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild, Artem Anisimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Keith Ballard #2 of the Minnesota Wild battle for position in front of the net during the second period on December 6, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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