DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 19: Ryan Jones #28 of the Edmonton Oilers kicks a soccer ball as part of warm ups as teammate Anton Lander #51 looks on prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on December 19, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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