SUNRISE, FL (March 13, 2017)– Fanatics, the global leader for officially licensed sports merchandise, has announced an exclusive collectibles and memorabilia partnership with NHL rookie phenom and Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine. Fanatics Authentic, the company’s memorabilia division, will be the sole distributor of authentic Patrik Laine memorabilia, giving hockey and Winnipeg Jets fans around the world the opportunity to own rare pieces of historic signed and game-used collectibles across the Fanatics platform, including Shop.NHL.com and Fanatics.com.
Laine has taken the hockey world by storm in his first NHL season, recently setting the Jets’ Rookie record for goals in a season and also becoming only the ninth player in NHL history to score 30 goals before turning 19 years old. The Finland native becomes the latest athlete to join Fanatics’ impressive exclusive roster, joining superstars David Ortiz, Steph Curry, Peyton Manning, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Conor McGregor.
“I’m very excited to be partnering with Fanatics,” said Laine. “They offer the best memorabilia and know what hockey fans are looking for. I’m proud to be working with them as they are truly the best in the business.”
Laine, a 2017 NHL All-Star selection, has the Jets in the hunt for a Stanley Cup Playoffs Wild Card spot and is currently tied for second-most goals in the league behind Sidney Crosby.
“Patrik is one of the NHL’s brightest stars, and what he’s done in only his first season is truly remarkable,” said Ross Tannenbaum, president of Fanatics Authentic. “The crop of young stars in the league has been amazing for NHL fans around the globe, and we are thrilled to offer up a wide assortment of memorabilia and game-used items to commemorate this exciting time.”