Winnipeg, MB -- The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, announced that Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine has been selected to participate in the 2017 NHL All-Star Game. The 2017 NHL All-Star weekend is being hosted by the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Centre Jan. 28-29, 2017.
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Laine, 18, is in his rookie season in Winnipeg. He is second in the NHL in goals with 21, and is leading the NHL in points by a rookie with 37. He is tied for 13th in league scoring and has the team lead in points, tied with Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers.
Laine, from Tampere, Finland was selected second overall by the Jets at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo. Prior to his injury on Jan. 7, Laine had seven points (2G, 5A) in his last four games. Laine is one of the six forwards on the 11-player Central Division roster.