Niclas Wallin of the Carolina Hurricanes and Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks pose for the ceremonial puck drop with Blackhawks legends Dennis Hull, Jim Pappin, and the late Pit Martin's long time partner Denise on March 11, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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