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Chin up, Patrik Laine’s look spawns copycats among Winnipeg Jets fans

Fans are copying Laine's look with fake beards. Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

Winnipeg Jets fans are showing their love for Patrik Laine‘s look by sporting chin beards of their own.

To be fair most aren’t growing out a tuft of wiry hair.   But they are buying a beard, or two, when they spot it at a local store.

Fans looking to copy Laine’s look can find a similar beard at a local Party Stuff Winnipeg store.
Fans looking to copy Laine’s look can find a similar beard at a local Party Stuff Winnipeg store. Global News/Getty Images

Party Stuff Polo Park Manager, Angel Myall, said her owner saw the beards at a trade show and knew instantly Laine fans would get what they were selling.

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“Sometimes that’s the best form of compliment,” Myall said.  “He’s doing a great job and we thought we’d have some fun with that.”

Laine has 43 goals this season, two back from leading scoring Alex Ovechkin.

READ: Patrik Laine shares his love for Winnipeg

In an interview with The Players Tribune in February addressed fans fixation with his beard by explaining his cousin asked him to grow it out.

“If it’s working for him, let’s just keep it going, ” Myall said.

IN PICTURES: A look at Patrik Laine’s beard progression

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Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets looks on from the bench during third period action against the Ottawa Senators at the Bell MTS Place on December 3, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This marked the 100th game of Laine's NHL career. Jonathan Kozub / Getty Images
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Patrik Laine stands for the singing of the national anthem prior to the game against the Edmonton Oilers on December 31, 2017 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Andy Devlin / Andy Devlin
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Patrik Laine and Blake Wheeler discuss strategy during a first period stoppage in play against the New York Islanders at the Bell MTS Place on December 29, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Darcy Finley / Getty Images
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Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets looks on from the bench during their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena October 12, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Jeff Vinnick / Getty Images
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Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets keeps an eye on the play during a NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell MTS Place on October 4, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Jonathan Kozub / Getty Images

Several fans and their beards have already made an appearance on the jumbotron at Jets games.

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“Some of them are coming in for the beard…others just see it and have to have one,” Myall said.

The beards are selling for $9.99 with $1 from every sale going to Kid Sport Manitoba.

 

 

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