DENVER, CO - MARCH 08: (L-R) Nick Holden #2, Nathan MacKinnon #29, Gabriel Landeskog #92, and Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche kick a soccer ball to warm up prior to the game against the St Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center on March 8, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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