NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 11: Former NBA player and Newark native Shaquille O'neal drops the ceremonial first puck between team captains Ed Jovanovski #55 of the Florida Panthers and Bryce Salvador #24 of the New Jersey Devils prior to the game at the Prudential Center on January 11, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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