© / Ramil SitdikovFinnish national team player Patrik Laine after losing in the final match of the Ice Hockey World Championship between the national teams of Finland and Canada
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MOSCOW, 22 Jul – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Finnish forward Patrik Laine to a contract, according to the National Hockey League (NHL) club’s website.
The deal with the 24-year-old forward, who was in the status of a restricted free agent, is designed for four years, and the player’s total salary will be $ 34.8 million (8.7 million per year).
“One of our priorities this summer was to extend Laine’s contract. He is a very special player. He has fitted in very well with our team since he arrived. Laine is an integral part of the team we are building. We are very pleased that he will continue for the foreseeable future. play for us,” said the club’s general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen.
Laine has been with Columbus since 2021. In the last season of the NHL regular season, he took part in 56 games in which he scored 56 points (20 goals + 36 assists).