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Winnipeg Jets Patrik Laine named NHL’s Second Star of the Week

Laine shares the league lead with eight assists

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Photo Credit: Colby Spence

In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock, Patrik Laine is on fire to start the 2019-20 NHL regular season.  Laine currently leads the Jets in scoring with 11 points (three goals, eight assists) and today was recognized by the NHL as its Second Star of the week.

This is the fifth time in his career that Laine has been a Star of the Week.  To date:

3 x 1st Star of the Week;
2 x 2nd Star of the Week.

From the NHL:

Laine led the NHL with 2-6—8 in four games as the Jets (4-3-0, 8 points) picked up a trio of wins. Laine recorded his first career three-assist performance in a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Oct. 8, helping the Jets/Thrashers franchise snap an 18-game winless streak in Pittsburgh dating to March 24, 2007 (0-14-4). He then posted 2-2—4, his third career four-point game, in a 5-2 triumph over the Minnesota Wild Oct. 10. After being held off the scoresheet in a 3-2 overtime win against the Chicago Blackhawks Oct. 12, Laine closed the week with one assist in a 7-2 loss to the Penguins Oct. 13. The 21-year-old Tampere, Finland, native shares the League lead with eight assists and ranks third overall with 11 points through seven contests this season (3-8—11). Laine’s 113 career goals are tied for fifth in the NHL since he made his debut in 2016-17 (113-82—195 in 244 GP).