Patrik Laine: he’s got “it”, charisma and class; by Chuck Duboff

Time sure does fly..this was one year ago…and I dare say, Patrick Laine lived up to all the hype; I expect his second season, now that he knows what the NHL is all about, to be even greater!!

Chuck’s Eclectic Blog.


© 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.

IMG_6732 Laine signs his first contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

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