Laine betting on himself with new deal: 'I'm going to score a lot of goals'
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Patrik Laine is ready to get back to filling opponents' nets over the next two years.

After settling for a two-year, $13.5-million bridge deal with the Winnipeg Jets last week, the Finnish forward is betting on himself to return to his scoring ways.

"I know I'll be good for the next two years," Laine told reporters Monday. "I'm going to score a lot of goals, that's for sure.

"I've always trusted myself ... I'm gonna be betting on myself these two years."

Despite scoring 30 goals last season, Laine's year was widely seen as a disappointment. Eighteen of those tallies came in the month of November, and issues with his 200-foot game became more clear during the season.

"You can always be better, always room to improve," Laine added. "Just play better five-on-five and help my team to win."

The 21-year-old has scored 110 goals in 237 games since being taken second overall in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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