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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 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 47 31 10 6 145 112 68
3 STL 47 30 13 4 153 115 64
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
11 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 50 17 23 9 40
B. Little 50 18 20 9 38
B. Wheeler 50 13 23 10 36
D. Byfuglien 50 12 21 8 33
M. Perreault 47 17 14 0 31
M. Frolik 50 10 17 6 27
M. Scheifele 50 7 20 3 27
E. Kane 35 10 12 3 22
A. Lowry 49 6 9 3 15
J. Trouba 34 5 9 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 14 5 2 .932 2.00
O. Pavelec 12 11 6 .911 2.52
 
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