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Prospect Profile: Paul Postma

Thursday, 08.03.2012 / 10:00 PM / Feature
By Eric Postma

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 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01