[10] By January 2016, Laine had moved up the ranking on most lists to second overall. Before playing in Winnipeg, Laine played in his native Finland with Tappara in the Finnish Liiga before he was taken with the second overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Jets. Laine arrived in the NHL as an 18-year-old in 2016-17 and looked right at home.

[5], Laine started to play hockey in Ilves at age four, but soon changed to local competitor Tappara. Laine closes gap on Matthews atop TSN draft rankings. Laine dominates as Finland beats Germany. Finland’s Jesse Puljujarvi, Patrik Laine improve draft rankings after gold medal at world juniors. TSN Mid-Season Draft Ranking topped by Big Three. [35] On 19 October 2016, Laine scored his first hat-trick in a 5-4 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs, becoming, at 18 years, 183 days old, the youngest player born outside North America to score at least twice in one game in NHL history.

[42][43] By the end of the year, Laine had 36 goals and 28 assists for 64 points, the second-highest in franchise history for a rookie, next to Dany Heatley who had 67 points (26 goals, 41 assists) as a rookie in 2001–02, and the highest since relocation to Winnipeg.

[33] On 3 July 2016, he agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with Winnipeg, signalling the start to his North American career. . [57], Without contract and as a restricted free agent, Patrik Laine moved to Switzerland to train with SC Bern. Elite prospect Matthews tops McKenzie's ranking. Tappara official game-day lineup from 8 March 2016. [2] However, he spent most of that season on loan with LeKi of Mestis. [22][23][24] This was Laine's first ever game on Tappara's top line—for the first part of the 2015–16 campaign he had played with Jere Karjalainen, Veli-Matti Savinainen and Stephen Dixon, while for the majority of the season, he played on the team's second line with Arttu Ilomäki and Jukka Peltola. "[12], By February 2016, Laine was considered by some scouts, such as those from McKeen's and those represented in Bob McKenzie's report, to be a potential challenger for first overall at the 2016 NHL Draft, challenging the previous consensus choice, top-ranked prospect Auston Matthews. Kärpät – Tappara Game 2 summary – 2.4.2016. [65] Laine and Finland subsequently reached the gold medal game, a rematch against Canada, where they were defeated 2–0. [29][30] Laine scored once more in the series-clinching match, as Tappara defeated HIFK in six games to win the 2016 Liiga championship title. In the first episodes we meet Patrick on his way sailing single handed from France to The Azores. [20] Laine and Tappara consequently defeated Kärpät and advanced to the 2016 Liiga Finals.

[51] Laine recorded his first playoff goal in Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild to help the Jets to their first playoff win in franchise history, 3–2. Sportsnet's Top 30 2016 NHL Draft Prospects. Patrick Laine. [10] McKeen's Hockey notably ranked Laine first overall on its January 2016 list. Canada tightens the screws on Finland to win second straight world hockey championship. [12] This was due to what scouts described as a "'dynamic' element", with one scout elaborating, "Laine maybe is more of a pure goal scorer, a game-breaker with a little higher offensive ceiling. [61], Following his 2016 Liiga championship, Laine was named to the Finland roster at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, becoming the youngest Finnish player to ever play at the tournament. Tappara official game-day lineup from 24 February 2016. [2], Laine began playing hockey at four years old and he initially played every position. Laine won a gold medal at the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was the third-leading scorer with 7 goals, 6 assists, and 13 points in just 7 games. ", 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, 1990 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, "5 things you should know about Patrik Laine", "Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine: 'I'm afraid of pucks' - Sportsnet.ca", "Towering Laine possesses a powerful confidence - Article - TSN". and also Check FAQ - How to... soSAILize is a global sailing network that helps connect all sailing fans with the people and resources needed to reach their full sailing potential. . [22][23][25][26][27][28] For the first 15 games of the playoffs, his line featured Jan-Mikael Järvinen at centre with Peltola on right wing. [37] On 8 November 2016, Laine got his second NHL hat-trick. Sailing single-handed on a Bavaria 40 sailboat in the Atlantic. [8][9], After a dominant performance at the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships where he won a gold medal, was the third-leading scorer with 7 goals, 6 assist and 13 points in 7 games, and was named to the tournament all-star team, Laine began to receive greater attention from scouts and casual observers.

[2], Laine began the 2015–16 season with Tappara, and over a span of 46 games with the club scored 17 goals and 16 assists for a total of 33 points. Patrik Laine nousi sivuamaan Liigan ennätystä. [3][4] Laine left school at age 16 to focus full-time on hockey. [52] He became the youngest player in Jets history, as well as the youngest Finnish player in the NHL, to score a playoff goal at 19 years 357 days. A lot of our European scouts who see these guys think Laine is better". He also won the Jari Kurri Award as the best player in the postseason. However, on 27 September 2019, Laine signed a two-year, $13.5 million contract extension with the Jets. [67][68][69], Laine's favourite NHL team growing up was the Washington Capitals, particularly liking Alexander Ovechkin. [12] When asked by McKenzie if Matthews was still the favorite to be selected first overall in the June 2016 draft, several scouts expressed they "had to think long and hard about it . He began playing hockey at the age of four and practiced every position but his favorite was the goaltender. [11] According to hockey analyst Bob McKenzie's mid-season draft report, Laine had become the "clear consensus No. Patrik Laine Named MVP of World Championship.

Last visit: 2 months ago . HIFK – Tappara Game 4 summary – 22.4.2016. [53] On 19 November 2018, Laine recorded his sixth hat trick, against the Vancouver Canucks in a 6–3 win. Hi there, Check soSAILize Features - Tour. [66] Laine finished the tournament with 7 goals and 5 assists for 12 points in 10 games and led the tournament in goals scored. The No. [62] He debuted against Belarus, scoring two goals and one assist to become the youngest player in the tournament's history to score three points in a game. Later that same year, Laine was chosen as the second overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets. Laine arrived in the NHL as an 18-year-old in 2016-17 and looked right at home. Urged by his father, Laine permanently switched to forward when he was 12. Before playing in Winnipeg, Laine played in his native Finland with Tappara in the Finnish Liiga before he was taken with the second overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Jets. Tappara official game-day lineup from 19 April 2016. [45][46] On 15 March 2018, in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Laine extended his point streak to 14 games, which set a new NHL record for the longest point streak by a teenager in NHL history. Kärpät – Tappara Game 6 summary – 11.4.2016. He was named the tournament all-star team which helped him garner more attention from scouts. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. Tappara official game-day lineup from 17 January 2016. When he was just 16, Laine left school to play hockey full-time and made his debut with Tappara during the 2014 to 2015 season. His hat trick helped the Jets win 4–2 over the Florida Panthers. [16][17][18][19] With his last-second tying goal in Game 6, his eighth of the playoffs, Laine broke Liiga's previous goal-scoring record of seven goals in a single rookie playoff campaign. Ray Ferraro tweet about Laine vs Canada from 17 May 2016. [40] On 14 February 2017, Laine scored his third NHL hat trick. ", "Patrik Laine palkittiin President's Trophyllä Tampereella: "Olen erittäin otettu, "Patrik Laine named NHL Rookie of the Month", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Patrik_Laine&oldid=983748260, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Biographical information and career statistics from, This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 01:05. And Patrick Laine's ocean crossings have shown he is more than up to the task. [71], Sports website the Players Tribune published an article under Laine's byline entitled "Winnipeg is Good" on 6 February 2018,[72] but Laine denied any involvement aside from being interviewed. WinnipegJets.com is the official web site of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club. Laine was even better in his second season, finishing second in the NHL with 44 goals, then had 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 17 games to help the Jets advance to the Western Conference Final before losing to the Vegas Golden Knights.