Patrik Laine may enjoy playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
While some pundits think that Laine will become a UFA when he is eligible to in three years, the Blue Jackets do have a Finnish GM in Jarmo Kekalainen and that could provide a big boost in signing and keeping Laine. “(Kekalainen) was excited to get me on board and trade a big-time player like Dubois for me, so obviously that’s a big thing for me, that a team wants me and wants me bad,” Laine said. “Hopefully that’s going to be a spot where I’m enjoying life and enjoying playing hockey. They have a good, young team and hopefully I can bring my playmaking abilities and my shooting abilities into the team and work as hard as I can and hopefully build something good.” It may take Laine longer than expected to get on the ice for Columbus as he needs a visa and then needs to quarantine for seven days in Columbus before he can join the team. Laine has two goals and three points in his only NHL game this season. 7:05 am (EST)
- The Winnipeg Jets will retain 26 percent of Patrik Laine's salary and cap hit.
- Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen already had a working relationship with Patrik Laine thanks to Laine's time with Finland's World Cup squad.
- Patrik Laine has been dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets with Jack Roslovic in exchange for Pierre-Luc Dubois. All Patrik Laine News
2021 SEASON STATS
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|Mar 03||L 3 - 1||@ WPG||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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|Feb 25||L 4 - 3||@ WSH||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 23||L 2 - 1||@ BUF||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Feb 22||L 4 - 2||@ PHI||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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