The Winnipeg Jets got an absolute star with the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft when they selected Patrik Laine.
The 18-year-old native of Finland scored his 18th goal on Sunday, doing so in impressive fashion.
Laine scored the first goal in the Jets' 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, firing his teammates up in the process.
During a power play in the second period, Laine receives a crisp pass from a teammate and rifles an unbelievable one-timer past the Avalanche goalie:
Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard never had a chance at stopping Laine's laser shot that was by him and in the back of the net before he could even raise his glove.
For good measure, Laine also dished out two assists in his team's big victory.
On the season, Laine has scored 18 goals and also has 11 assists for a total of 29 points. He's certainly making a strong case for the NHL Rookie of the Year award.
Laine and the Jets travel to Vancouver to take on the Canucks on Tuesday night. Currently, Winnipeg is in ninth place in the Western Conference with 33 points, one point behind the Calgary Flames for the eighth and final playoff spot.News Now - Sport News