CBJ signs All Star striker Patrik Laine to a four-year contract

Columbus Blue Jackets Signed A Restricted Free Striker Agent Patrick Lin General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today a $34.8 million ($8.7 million AAV) four-year contract extension through the 2025-26 National Hockey League season.

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Lynn, 24, scored 176 goals and 151 assists for 327 points, including 61-44-105 on strong play, added 163 penalty minutes, 25 game-winning goals and 1,165 shots on target in 407 National League games for hockey with blue; Jackets and Jets Winnipeg. He ranks ninth in the NHL in Power Play goals and 14th in goals since his first league appearance in 2016-17 and has scored more than 20 goals and over 50 points in five of his six NHL campaigns. He has added 8-8-16 and four minutes of penalty kicks in 24 Stanley Cup games.

“Signing is our priority this summer Patrick Lin to extend the contract. He’s an outstanding player, one of the truly elite scorers in the National Hockey League, and he’s gotten along very well with our group since he arrived,” said Kekkalainen. “He’s an integral part of the team we’re building into. Columbus, and we couldn’t be happier because he’s going to continue to be a blue jacket for the foreseeable future.”

The 6-5, 216-pound winger has racked up 36-41-77, 45 points per minute, nine strengths, seven GW goals and 246 shots in 101 career games with the Blue Jackets since being acquired in a deal from Gates on the third. from january. 23, 2021. His 0.76 points per game is the fourth-highest in club history (at least 50 GP), behind Artemi Banarin (1.06), Ray Whitney (0.93) and Rick Nash (0.81).

Laine finished on a point-per-game pace for the first time in his career in 2021-22 having hit 26-30-56, 24 PIM, five Power Play goals, seven game winners and three overtime winners with 167 shots, while his average time Ice 18:50 in 56 games with the Blue Jackets. He also ranked third in the NHL Championship in OT winners, led the team in OT goals and GW goals, second in goals and third in points and PPG.

A native of Tampere, Finland, Laine was originally selected by Winnipeg with the second overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. He received honors from the NHL All-Rookie and made his All-Star Game debut in 2016-2017 scoring 36-28 -64 and 26 penalty minutes in 73 matches. In 2017-2018, he achieved his career highest in goals, points and power play goals with 44-26-70, 20 Power Play goals and 24 penalty kicks minutes in 82 matches. He led the NHL in PP stats and ranked second in goals that season.

Laine has represented Finland in several international competitions, including the 2016 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, winning 7-6-13 in seven rounds and leading Finland to the gold medal. In the same year, he helped his country win the silver medal in the World Championships, and was awarded the Best Striker and Player of the Year award after scoring 7-5-12 in 10 matches. He also appeared in three games at the 2016 Hockey World Cup.

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