Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Patrik Laine
Patrick Laine was born on April 19, 1998 in Tampere, Finland. A star from an early age, Laine joined Tappara of the Finnish Elite League in 2014-15. He would appear in 46 games for the club the following season, scoring 17 times and adding 16 assists.

The 2016 World Junior Championships would serve as Laineís coming out party to North American hockey fans. Along with linemates Jesse Puljujarvi and Sebastien Aho, Laine dominated the tournament. He finished the competition with seven goals and six assists for 13 points in just seven games and helped lead his homeland to the gold medal. At seasonís end, Laine was named to the Finnish roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship. He scored a pair of goals and added an assist in his opening game, becoming the youngest player in tournament history to score three points in a game. Laine would go on to lead the tournament in goals with seven and was named the Most Valuable Player and received the IIHF Directorate Award for the tournament's best forward.

On June 24, 2016, Laine was selected second overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets. He made his NHL debut for the club on October 13, 2016, where he recorded a goal and an assist in the Jetsí season opener. Laine would go on to appear in 73 games during his inaugural NHL season, establishing a new franchise record for most goals by a rookie with 36. He also added 28 assists for 64 points. For his efforts he was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHLís top first year player.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2012-13 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 27 17 9 26 6 3 2 1 3 0
2013-14 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 5 5 6 11 2 1 0 1 1 0
2013-14 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 42 26 11 37 43 1 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 6 4 1 5 4
2014-15 Tappara Tampere Finland 6 0 1 1 2
2014-15 LeKi Lempaala Finland-2 36 5 7 12 14 2 0 0 0 2
2015-16 Tappara Tampere Finland 46 17 16 33 6 18 10 5 15 6
2015-16 Finland WC-A 7 7 6 13 6 +8
2015-16 Finland WC-A 10 7 5 12 4 +4
2016-17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 73 36 28 64 26 +7
NHL Totals 73 36 28 64 26


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