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Prospect Profile: Paul Postma

Thursday, 08.03.2012 / 10:00 PM / Feature
By Eric Postma
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Prospect Profile: Paul Postma
Defenceman Paul Postma has already made an incredible impact on Jets fans, despite his limited exposure. Postma’s first-impression to the Winnipeg fans was scoring the first home goal of the preseason, and adding three more assists in the first home exhibition game for the Jets on September 20, 2011.

Paul Postma
POS: DEFENCE | SHOOTS: RIGHT
HEIGHT: 6'3 | WEIGHT: 195 LBS.
BORN: FEB 22, 1989
BIRTHPLACE: RED DEER, AB
CURRENT TEAM: ST. JOHN'S (AHL)

Defenceman Paul Postma has already made an incredible impact on Jets fans, despite his limited exposure. Postma’s first-impression to the Winnipeg fans was scoring the first home goal of the preseason, and adding three more assists in the first home exhibition game for the Jets on September 20, 2011.

Postma is already in his third professional season after spending the bulk of the last two years with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. He has spent most of this season as he continues to develop his game with the St. John’s IceCaps, but has seen action in three NHL matches.

The Red Deer, Alberta native was selected in the seventh round (203 overall) at the 2007 NHL Entry draft by the Atlanta Thrashers.

The offensive side of Postma’s game has always been his strength. He notched 175 points (44 goals, 131 assists) in his 270-game Western Hockey League career split over four seasons with the Swift Current Broncos and the Calgary Hitmen. It’s the defensive side of the game that Postma has been challenged to improve.

For a man of his size, Postma is a very good skater with a long reach. He’s grown a reputation of being a great character guy, and has terrific hockey sense. He’s not physically dominant, but thanks to his speed and skating ability he doesn’t always have to play a heavy game.

Paul Postma impressed the fans and the management of the Winnipeg Jets at the 2011 Jets preseason camp, and was one of the last cuts. Postma is at a crossroads of his professional career when he needs to take the final steps to becoming an NHL regular.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 47 31 10 6 139 124 68
2 NSH 45 30 10 5 137 104 65
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 48 26 14 8 135 117 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 45 26 16 3 124 114 55
8 CGY 47 25 19 3 136 125 53
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 48 20 18 10 125 137 50
11 DAL 46 21 18 7 144 151 49
12 MIN 46 20 20 6 128 137 46
13 ARI 46 16 25 5 105 156 37
14 EDM 47 12 26 9 109 158 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 48 17 23 11 40
B. Little 48 18 20 11 38
B. Wheeler 48 13 23 12 36
D. Byfuglien 48 12 19 9 31
M. Perreault 45 15 14 3 29
M. Frolik 48 10 16 8 26
M. Scheifele 48 7 19 6 26
E. Kane 33 10 9 4 19
A. Lowry 47 5 8 1 13
J. Trouba 32 4 9 4 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 14 4 2 .935 1.90
O. Pavelec 12 10 6 .913 2.47
 
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