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Prospect Profile: Paul Postma

Thursday, 03.8.2012 / 9:00 PM CT / Feature
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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.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 77 24 37 11 61
B. Wheeler 75 25 34 24 59
B. Little 66 24 27 9 51
M. Scheifele 77 14 32 8 46
D. Byfuglien 68 18 27 5 45
D. Stafford 71 16 25 -16 41
M. Frolik 77 17 23 3 40
M. Perreault 58 18 19 4 37
J. Tlusty 67 14 16 -18 30
T. Myers 67 7 19 -9 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 16 7 .916 2.41
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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