Patrik Laine
Patrik Laine
20-Year-Old Right WingRW
Winnipeg Jets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Finnish winger -- drafted second overall in 2016 behind Auston Matthews -- lit the lamp 44 times to rank No. 2 in the league last year, and he also dished 26 helpers while amassing a whopping 31 points on the power play. Possessing a wicked wrister that accounted for more than half of his 241 shots in 2017-18, Laine is special because the 20-year-old sniper exhibits keen awareness and positioning from the slot. He posted “only” five goals on 56 shots during the playoffs for a pedestrian 8.9 shooting percentage, though the hockey world should bear witness to a more patient Laine as the stocky skater gains more experience. He's the real deal. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed three-year, entry-level contract with the Jets in July of 2016. The contract is expected to average $3.57 million per year.
Goal drought lingers
RWWinnipeg Jets
February 13, 2019
Laine is now goalless in 12 straight games after being held off the scoresheet versus the Rangers on Tuesday.
Laine has seen himself bumped from the top power-play unit due to his continuing slump. The Finn would need a monsterous end to the 2018-19 campaign for him to hit the 40-goal mark at this point and almost certainly will miss out on reaching the 60-point threshold, a mark he's hit the past two seasons. While coach Paul Maurice seems content to leave Laine where he is, the bench boss may need to consider moving him up to the top line with Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele in order to get the winger out of his funk.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
If a concussion hadn’t sidelined Laine for eight games in January, the Finn would have had a great shot at beating out Toronto’s Auston Matthews for the rookie scoring title. Instead, the sniper came just five points shy, finishing with 36 goals and 28 helpers. Like many rookies before him, Laine did hit the skids for a bit -- just five points in March -- but he should be able to rebound as he adjusts to the grind of an 82-game season. Fantasy owners shouldn't be overly concerned that he’s likely be on the Jets’ second line behind Blake Wheeler; after all, he still averaged 17:54 of ice time in that role during the 2016-17 campaign. Generally considered a pure goal scorer -- a la Alexander Ovechkin -- the teenager figures to eclipse the 40-goal threshold this season.
Expectations are high for Laine after Winnipeg made him the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. He's guaranteed a role as a top-six forward and has the ability to change the game at a moment's notice. The 18-year-old phenom has a sniper’s mentality and could jump in as a scoring threat from Day 1. Second-line pivot Mark Scheifele may move to the top line at some point, but if Laine sticks on the second unit, he'll still enjoy playing with Bryan Little. Expect the Finnish youngster to step right into special-teams situations and fire the puck with his hammer of a right-handed shot that's drawn comparisons to Alex Ovechkin. But before that comp gets you all hyped up, remember that he's still very young and there will be a learning curve in the big leagues. Still, the potential is simply too great to ignore, making him a must-own player in keeper formats and a strong upside play in yearly leagues.
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Struggling to produce
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January 2, 2019
Laine has registered just one goal in his previous seven contests.
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Pair of assists in win
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December 9, 2018
Laine picked up two helpers in a convincing 7-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.
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Scores 100th goal of career
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November 29, 2018
Laine scored twice Thursday in a 6-5 win over Chicago.
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Pots five goals in St. Louis
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November 24, 2018
Laine buried five goals on five shots in 18:43 of ice time in Saturday's 8-4 victory over the Blues.
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Produces two more goals
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November 22, 2018
Laine scored twice and recorded six shots on goal in a 6-3 loss to the Flames on Wednesday night.
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