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NHL 19 Finnish Cover Athlete: Patrik Laine

Posted August 1st at 7:00pm.

Elite goal scorer Patrik Laine takes over the Finnish cover of NHL® 19 in a release exclusive to his home country. The Winnipeg Jets’ winger has electrified the league with a shot that’s both powerful and accurate, lighting the lamp with ease from the moment he entered the league. See why this powerful Finn was chosen to represent his country as the NHL 19 Finnish Cover Athlete.

Natural Talent

Heading into 2016, the draft-eligible Laine was considered to be a top prospect in a field rich with young talent. Coming off spectacular performances in international tournaments and impressive seasons with Finnish team Tappara, Laine was selected second overall by the Winnipeg Jets. With the selection, Laine tied the record for highest-drafted NHL player from Finland, becoming a national hockey star overnight.

Laine’s rookie NHL season was nothing short of spectacular, as he notched 36 goals and 28 assists through his first 73 games. His early success earned him a spot on the NHL All-Star team, signifying Laine’s arrival as a legitimate top-end talent. Laine quickly established the reputation that carried him to the NHL, becoming a threat to score whenever he has the puck. Few players strike fear into their opponents quite like Laine does, as his laser-beam shot is unstoppable at times.

Exclusive to Finland, this special cover release celebrates the elite nature of a player destined to win the hearts of a nation. Laine is an avid gamer who loves EA SPORTS™ NHL, so he's a great choice to represent NHL 19. If you can’t get the cover, but still want to support Laine, make sure you download the NHL 19 wallpaper that features this Finnish phenom.

Download the NHL 19 Cover Athlete Wallpapers (1920X1080):

 


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