RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 09: Former National Anthem singer, KK Fritsch, sounds the Hurricane warning siren prior to an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Toronto Maple Leafs at PNC Arena on January 9, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (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