Sights and Sounds from the Blue Jackets' Trip to Finland

By Coby Maeir on November 4, 2022 at 10:15 am
Patrik Laine
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In case you missed it, the Jackets have been in Finland since Monday.

Here's a look at some sights and sounds from their trip that concludes this weekend after they face the defending-champion Avalanche on Friday and Saturday in Tampere. 


Patrik Laine and Joonas Korpisalo, the two Finnish players on the team, visited children at a children's hospital in Helsinki. 

"It's awesome," Laine said. "I feel like these are the things that actually matter."

While in Helsinki, the team's assistant coaches helped pay it forward to some young Finish hockey players.

Here's a fantastic quote from Johnny Gaudreau:

As you could imagine, the people in Finland are pretty ecstatic that Patrik Laine is back in his hometown.


After seeing pictures from Finland, it's definitely on my bucket list of places to go. 

The arena in Tampere looks incredible. From the pictures, it looks like it could rival any NHL building for the best in the league. 

Speaking of the arena, the Blue Jackets got a pretty decent crowd for practice. 

The games in Finland on Friday and Saturday both begin at 2 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NHL Network, Bally Sports Ohio, and 97.1 FM on Friday and 105.7 FM on Saturday.