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Patrik Laine channels Jets legend Teemu Selanne

Rookie pulls out surprise celebration in nod to Finnish Flash @NHL

Laine's nod to Selanne

Laine scores, salutes Selanne with celebration

Patrik Laine rifles home a power-play goal then shows off a stick-twirl celebration as a nod to Teemu Selanne

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As if Patrik Laine hasn't endeared himself to Winnipeg Jets fans enough, now he's channeling Teemu Selanne.

The rookie celebrated with a little Selanne flair after scoring his fifth goal of the season on Thursday night.

Tweet from @TeemuSel8nne: Like it �� slinging a wrister past Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi, Laine celebrated with a few twists of the stick before holstering it, Selanne-style. And the Finnish Flash approved on Twitter.

Selanne's celebration should still be fresh in the minds of fans, as he pulled it off a few times at the 2016 Rogers NHL Heritage Classic Alumni Game, which he dominated.

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