© Chuck Duboff
It’s been an exciting few months for Winnipeg Jets fans; knowing we had the second over all pick in the NHL draft and fuelled by the hype surrounding Patrik Laine…the hockey excitement in Winnipeg has been palatable. With the June 24th announcement by Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff that they had selected Laine as the second overall pick, all the talk in the city has been non-stop Laine.
Anticipation of the Jets Development Camp, where rookies get their Jets indoctrination, has never been higher. The chance to see the next “Ovechkin”, had fans lined up the first two days of camp to catch a glimpse of the future superstar. Then news broke on Sunday afternoon, July 3rd, that Laine had signed his entry level, bonus laden, contract, and the kid was officially a Winnipeg Jet.
I took the kids yesterday to the Development Camp, and after much eager waiting, Laine showed up and patiently signed every autograph and picture request. He seemed genuinely happy to accommodate every request, leaving fans with big smiles as they got to meet the Jets next superstar!! Enjoy these pics…we had a great time meeting him.