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Jets agree to terms with Alexei Ponikarovsky

Sunday, 01.07.2012 / 4:09 PM / News Articles
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Jets agree to terms with Alexei Ponikarovsky
The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with forward Alexei Ponikarovsky on a new contract. As per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


Nik Antropov
Alexei ponikarovsky
LEFT WING - WPG
GOALS: 14 | ASST: 19
Pts: 33 | +/-: -3
The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with forward Alexei Ponikarovsky on a new contract. As per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"They were pursuing me last year as well, but I ended up signing with a different team," explained Ponikarovsky via conference call Sunday afternoon. "I know a few guys there, especially my former teammate Nik Antropov, so I was thinking it would be a good fit for me, and it would be a good opportunity to show what I can do."

Ponikarovsky, 32, split time last year between New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes. He played in 33 games with the Devils where he scored 18 points (7G, 11A) and eight penalty minutes. The native of Kiev, Ukraine also appeared in 24 post-season games for the Devils as they advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals where he scored nine points (1G, 8A) and collected 12 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the Devils, he played in 49 games with the Carolina Hurricanes where he scored 15 points (7G, 8A) and collected 26 penalty minutes. 

Ponikarovsky has appeared in 636 career NHL games with Toronto, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Carolina, and New Jersey where he’s collected a career total of 314 points (135G, 179A) and 405 career penalty minutes. He has 19 points (4G, 15A) in 62 career Stanley Cup playoff games. 

Describing his own style of play, Alexei Ponikarovsky stated, "I get in on the forecheck, I finish my checks. A big body that can score some goals and create opportunities for my line mates. i can kill penalties, I can play on the power play. I can be useful in any situation, and every game and every night I am trying to bring my best effort."

He was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round, 87th overall, in the 1998 NHL Draft.

The 32-year-old winger expressed his excitement to play in Winnipeg, "I know it's a good hockey town, and it has always been, with excellent fans. It's nice to be back in a Canadian town that has a lot of passion for hockey."

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 64 22 30 14 52
B. Little 64 24 27 11 51
B. Wheeler 62 17 29 14 46
D. Byfuglien 64 15 27 8 42
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 64 10 26 3 36
M. Frolik 64 13 20 4 33
D. Stafford 58 11 17 -19 28
J. Tlusty 54 13 11 -18 24
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 19 7 5 .919 2.29
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.60
 
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