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

Jets sniper named NHL Second Star of the Week.

Been a solid few weeks for the Jets sniper but he was specifically recognized by the NHL for his efforts this past week. In his past eight games Laine has 10 goals (and six assists) as he continues to get better and better during his sophomore season.

Patrik Laine turns up ice

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Following today’s practice in New Jersey both Laine and his coach discussed the honour.

Patrik Laine

Coach Maurice

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Jets Release:

The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced that forward Patrik Laine has been named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the week ending Mar. 4/18.

Laine, 19, led the Jets to a pair of wins last week. He recorded two assists in Winnipeg’s 6-5 loss to Nashville on Tuesday. The Tampere, Finland native had a pair of goals, including the winner, in a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday before notching another two goals and adding an assist on Paul Stastny’s game winner in the Jets 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes on Sunday. In total, Laine had seven points (4G, 3A) and a plus-five rating in the three games and is currently riding an eight-game point streak (10G, 6A). Laine is just the third player since 1993-94 to record multiple points at least seven times in a span of eight team games.

On the season, Laine has 58 points (35G, 23A) in 65 games played. He leads the NHL in power play goals with 17 and is tied for third in the league in goals with 35. Laine, who celebrates his 20th birthday on April 19, has scored 71 career goals and only five players in NHL history have scored more goals as a teenager.

This is the second time in his career that Laine has been selected in the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week after he was selected as First Star for the week on Feb. 20/16. He joins Mark Scheifele (Feb. 18 – Third Star), Connor Hellebuyck (Jan. 2 – First Star and Jan. 22 – Second Star), Blake Wheeler (Dec. 4 – First Star), and Nikolaj Ehlers (Oct. 16 – First Star) as members of the Jets that have earned NHL Three Stars of the Week honours this season.