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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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
12 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 65 22 30 13 52
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
B. Wheeler 63 17 29 13 46
D. Byfuglien 65 15 27 6 42
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 65 10 26 2 36
M. Frolik 65 14 20 5 34
D. Stafford 59 11 17 -20 28
J. Tlusty 55 13 11 -19 24
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 19 8 5 .918 2.34
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.57
 
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