Valeri Nichushkin #43 of the Dallas Stars tries to get to the puck against Alex Pietrangelo #27 and Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues at the American Airlines Center on April 11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI)
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