ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 18: St. Louis Blues fans look on during warm ups before an NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks on January 18, 2014 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Gannam/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