Patrik Laine will move to Columbus Blue Jackets, but there is no information yet, because the Finn will play in his new club.
Hockey The biggest transfer news of the NHL league in Finnish came on Saturday, when Patrik Laine moves in barter from Winnipeg Jets to Columbus Blue Jackets. Barter also included Jack Roslovicin transfer to Columbus and the other way Pierre-Luc Dubois.
“It was a shock. You never know what to expect. There are always rumors. I didn’t really know what to do, ”Laine said at a media conference where she answered questions about her home in Winnipeg.
Laine also stressed that moving to Columbus is an awesome and new chapter in his career.
“Maybe it’s a little scary to meet new friends, but there are also a couple of Finns there.”
Laine also stressed that Columbus is sports director Jarmo Kekäläinen wanted him on his team.
“It’s a big deal for me. Overall, what I have heard of the organization, is the only good. “
Overall, Laine said the move is on the hockey business side.
“These are happening. This is kind of a sad day, but I have a new opportunity in Columbus as well as friends and brothers in the Jets. I’m going to say goodbye to everyone, and next year we’ll see in the corner twists and hopefully already this season in the playoffs. ”
On many occasions, it has already been emphasized that Laine should become the number one star of Columbus, playing in the number one field and number one. Laine believes he will be ready after 4.5 NHL years.
“I came at the age of 18. The difference is like night and day. I am now the guy who struggles to win. I am ready to take a new step in Columbus and I hope it to be big. “
Wave did not agree to further open it as to why he was sold or why he did not get the role he wanted in Winnipeg.
“This is a difficult question. I don’t want to think about it now. I want to remember all the good things. Now was the time to move on. ”
Laine also highlighted Winnipeg as a great puck city.
“It’s a great place to play the puck. I won’t forget my first game. ”
Laine also hopes to be well remembered in Winnipeg.
“I’ve always tried to be myself and a good guy. If someone hasn’t liked it, it’s sad. ”
Because Laine playing his first match is still a mystery as he has to move from Canada to the United States. Visa management and a probable corona quarantine are ahead.
“No idea [koska muutto Yhdysvaltoihin]. Now, pack my things and I’m ready to go. “
Laine didn’t play in a couple of previous Winnipeg matches due to an upper body injury. According to Laine, he is ready to play for it.
“There’s nothing to worry about.”