TORONTO, ON - APRIL 1: Joey MacDonald #35 of the Calgary Flames stretches in the warm-up prior to playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on April 1, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/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