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.
Bagging apples during goal drought
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March 14, 2019
Laine dished out a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Bruins.
ANALYSIS
Known more for his goal-scoring prowess, Laine has done most of his damage as a distributor of late, racking up six assists in his last six games. The assists have helped keep owners' minds off Laine's seven-game goal drought, but he should snap that soon enough considering he's just one tally shy of a third consecutive 30-goal season to open his career.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:13
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:33
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
17:55
2:44
0:01
2017–18
16:29
3:00
0:00
2018–19
17:13
3:33
0:01
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Helpers in three straight games
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March 8, 2019
Laine picked up an assist in Friday's 8-1 win over the Hurricanes.
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Records helper
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March 6, 2019
Laine snagged a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
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Garners assist
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March 4, 2019
Laine tallied a helper in Sunday's 5-2 victory over Columbus.
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Keeps on scoring
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February 26, 2019
Laine lit the lamp and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's loss to the Wild.
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Scores Jets' lone goal
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February 24, 2019
Laine scored the Jets' only goal Sunday in their loss to the Coyotes, tallying on the power play 2:11 into the game.
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