By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed restricted free agent right winger Patrik Laine. He has received a two-year, $13.5 million deal, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.
With this new deal, he will make an average of $6.75 million per season. This is a big increase for Laine, who made just $832,500 during the 2018-19 season.
The 21-year-old Tampere, Finland native was the second overall pick by the Jets in the 2016 NHL draft. He spent the last three seasons with the franchise.
During the 2018-19 season, he appeared in 82 games. He had 30 goals and 20 assists for 50 points, along with a -24 +/- and a 42 PIM.
Fifteen of his goals were even strength goals. The other 15 goals came on the power play.
In addition, twelve assists came on even strength goals. Plus, eight came on power play goals.
This was his second straight season that he played in all 82 games during a season.
In his career, he has scored 110 goals — including a career-best 44 goals during the 2017-18 season — and 74 assists for 184 points in 237 games. He has a career -9 +/- and 92 PIM.