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Patrik Laine Profile

Patrik Laine
Ht/Wt: 6' 4"/206 lbs
Position: RW
Team: Tappara (FIN)

Patrik Laine's Player Profile

Rory Boylen of Sportsnet - April 9, 2016 - "Laine, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound left winger, has 17 goals and 33 points in 46 games with Tappara Tampere in Finland’s top league this season. And recently he’s been getting a lot of attention for his highlight reel plays — which had one commentator using the name “Ovechkin” as a comparison."

Damien Cox of Sportsnet - January 13, 2016 - "The onsensus out of the world juniors among NHL scouts was he’s just got that little extra something. Dynamic scorer."

Matias Strozyk of Elite Prospects - 2016 - "A natural scorer, Laine's greatest asset is his intimidating shot. He's not a speedy skater, but possesses power and a long stride, and protects the puck well with his large frame and longer stick. Overall, skating has been a minor issue through Laine's development but has improved with some help from his ability to read the game. Laine has the hunger to create chances on his own from the wing and actively looks for and creates opportunities to use his shot. His elite wrist shot is notable for its quick release and his powerful one-timer from the top of the circle is a constant threat on the man-advantage."

Mike Morreale of NHL.com December 24, 2015 - "A typical power-forward, Laine (6-4, 206) has an intriguing combination of size, skill and strength to complement his soft hands and big shot. Laine has eight goals, 16 points, 136 shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in 24 games for Tappara in Liiga, Finland's top professional league. He averages 16:25 of ice time and is viewed as a two-way player with great offensive instincts and a nose for the net."

Future Considerations - November 2015 - "The big forward has some soft hands and a deadly shot that makes him extremely dangerous from the hash marks in. He moves well although it takes him a bit to get going and is offensive minded. Plays physically when needed, but is not a nasty checker or a natural fighter. Is near impossible to contain and can use his impressive frame to power his way through traffic to the net for a scoring chance."

Patrik Laine Videos

Patrik Laine // U18 World Juniors 2015

#29 Patrik Laine, 2G + 1A vs. Djurgården (CHL), 8/20/15

Patrik Laine 1st Liiga goal

The Draft Analyst: Patrik Laine Highlights

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