The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Patrik Laine on a two-year contract with an average annual value of $6.75 million.
Laine, 21, played in his third full season with the Jets in 2018-19 and scored 30 goals for his third consecutive 30-plus goal campaign. The Tampere, Finland native added 20 assists for 50 points before recording four points (3G, 1A) in six games in the playoffs. Laine had the best month of his young NHL career in November 2018 when he scored 18 goals in just 12 games. That month included three hat tricks, including a franchise record five goals against the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 29/18. He also scored his 100th career goal on Nov. 29/18 versus Chicago, as he became the fourth-youngest player in NHL history to reach the 100-goal mark (20 years, 224 days).
Laine made his Jets debut in 2016-17 when he tallied 36 goals and added 28 assists in just 73 games, as he finished as the runner-up for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year. In his sophomore season, Laine scored 44 goals, which was second in the NHL. His 110 goals in the past three seasons is sixth in the NHL.
Laine was drafted in the first round (2nd overall) by the Jets in the 2016 NHL Draft.