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Patrik Laine

Date of Birth April 19, 1998
Height 6' 4
Weight 201
Country Finland
Position Left Winger
Secondary Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Amateur Team Tampere Tappara
Draft History
Drafted in 2016 NHL Draft: 1st Round, 2nd Overall Pick by Winnipeg Winnipeg
DraftSite Scouting Report One-third of the World Junior Champion Finnish teams top line. Already playing in the Finnish Elite League, he is a huge skilled wing whose on-ice instincts make him dangerous offensively. Combine his giant frame with a hungry compete level, solid hockey instincts, a long reach and his accurate and quick release and you see what scouts are excited about. He still needs to improve his boots, but the talent is there. He is an excellent puck possession player who can control the pace. At his 6' 4" size comes with terrific use of his reach and body to involve himself in the attack. Big guys with puck possession skills are difficult to find. He has a good head for reading the offensive zone attack, and has shown high level scoring touch that might lead to and even stronger upside down the road as he grows into his frame.

--Bill Placzek--
Additional Notes http://www.iltasanomat.fi/sm-liiga/art-2000001154110.html
2016 NHL Mock DraftRd # Team
DraftSite Mock Draft Projection12Winnipeg Winnipeg
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DraftSite Mock Draft HistoryVersion 12: 05-12-201612Winnipeg Winnipeg
Version 11: 05-11-201612Winnipeg Winnipeg
Version 10: 04-11-201612Toronto Toronto
Version 9: 03-22-201612Edmonton Edmonton
Version 8: 03-12-201612Edmonton Edmonton
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User Scouting Reports

He is a member of the Finnish top WJC line and the seemingly consensus number 2 pick, although his skating isn't the strongest, he has an Ovechkin-esque shot and a big frame to boot, at 6'4, 201 lbs he can force his way anywhere on the ice he wants to go. He has very high offensive upside and a nose for the net. He's a proven winner, winning WJC gold, Finnish Elite playoffs (as well as the MVP) and came just short of world championship glory. He's really competitive and confident. And under Maurice or Bbacock he could really be a top NHLer for years to come and a future 40+ goal scorer

on 06/18/16 5:12 pm (ET)

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on 03/02/16 4:17 pm (ET)

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