ST. PAUL, MN - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Mikael Granlund #64, Dany Heatley #15 and Jason Pominville #29 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by Pominville as Michal Handzus #26 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on during the first period of the game on January 23, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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