WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 06: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participates in a ceremonial puck drop with Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals before an NHL game at the Verizon Center on February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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