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JETS FORWARD PIERRE-LUC DUBOIS REVEALS THE REASON FOR HIS DISAPPOINTING 2020-21 SEASON

SEP 13, 2021  (11H21)      MIKE ARMENTI
The Pierre-Luc Dubois for Patrik Laine trade earlier this year was one of the biggest stories from the 2020-21 season, with many expecting both players to thrive with a change of scenery.

What we know now is that both players struggled in their new environments with Laine managing just 21 points in 45 games in Columbus, while Dubois stalled out at 20 points in 41 games with the Jets.

Dubois spoke with the media on Monday and did his best to explain to the NHL Network's Dave McCarthy where he felt that his struggles came from last season, leaning heavily on the fact that he simply did not feel like himself last season.

"I kind of lost myself last year in the trade, the injuries, and my play, who I was on the ice, off the ice, I felt wasn't the true 'me'...I think this year will be the same 'me' as before, not the 'me' from last year.»

Dubois famously quit on the Blue Jackets last season, resulting in being benched multiple times by then head coach John Tortorella and was scratched for a stretch of games while a trade could be facilitated.

Dubois hopes to rebound in a big way after a down season, posting career-worst totals in both goals and assists last season.

The 23-year-old is just two seasons removed from a 27-goal, 61-point season in 2018-19.

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NHL STATS
PLAYOFFS
2020-2021GPGAPTS
NIKITA KUCHEROV
2382432
BRAYDEN POINT
2314923
VICTOR HEDMAN
2321618
STEVEN STAMKOS
2381018
ALEXANDER KILLORN
198917
WILLIAM KARLSSON
1941216
NICK SUZUKI
227916
NATHAN MACKINNON
108715
DAVID PASTRNAK
117815
MATHEW BARZAL
196814
TYLER TOFFOLI
225914
MIKKO RANTANEN
105813
GABRIEL LANDESKOG
104913
JOSH BAILEY
196713
ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER
195813
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU
1931013
ONDREJ PALAT
235813
BRAD MARCHAND
118412
CHARLIE MCAVOY
1111112
BROCK NELSON
197512
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
JULY 7, 2021 G A PTS
ROSS COLTON
1 - 1
RYAN MCDONAGH
- 1 1
DAVID SAVARD
- 1 1
JOSH ANDERSON
- - -
JOEL ARMIA
- - -
PAUL BYRON
- - -
COLE CAUFIELD
- - -
ERIK CERNAK
- - -
BEN CHIAROT
- - -
ANTHONY CIRELLI
- - -
  COMPLETE RESULTS