Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, October 9, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 9, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 2, 2004. Traded to NY Rangers by Phoenix for Jeff Taffe, January 24, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Kuopio (Finland), July 18, 2006.
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