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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
30-8-3 63
27-14-3 57
25-12-5 55
25-10-3 53
22-16-2 46
17-15-7 41
16-20-7 39
10-27-4 24

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 15 17 4 22:26 20

Top Neal Pionk News

  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Goes on hit delivery

    Pionk dropped nine hits in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Penguins on Sunday.

    Pionk has scored just one point over his last 11 games since returning from a concussion Dec. 14 against Buffalo. The 26-year-old has played in 35 games this season with 17 points and 91 hits.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Back in action Tuesday

    Pionk (concussion) will be in Tuesday's lineup against Buffalo, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports.

    Pionk has missed the last three games due to a suspension and concussion. The 26-year-old will be back in his usual top-four role for Tuesday's game. He has 16 points and 68 hits through 24 games this season.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: In concussion protocol

    Pionk is in the NHL's concussion protocols and won't travel with the Jets for their upcoming two-game road trip, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports.

    Pionk is already serving a two-game suspension for kneeing Rasmus Sandin but will now be out of action for at least a third contest. With Pionk out of the lineup, Nate Schmidt could see an uptick in minutes, including with the man advantage, while Nathan Beaulieu gets back into the lineup for just the second time since Nov. 6 versus the Islanders.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Receives two-game ban

    Pionk was suspended for two games Monday for his knee-to-knee hit on Toronto's Rasmus Sandin during Sunday's win.

    Pionk will miss Tuesday's tilt with Carolina and Thursday's game against the Kraken. The 26-year-old has scored 16 points in 24 games this season, including four over his last two outings. Nathan Beaulieu will likely dress for the next two games until Pionk is eligible to return Friday against the Canucks.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Facing potential suspension

    Pionk will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Monday for kneeing Rasmus Sandin of the Leafs.

    Pionk has been rolling of late with six assists in his last seven games, though he remains bogged down in a 12-game goal drought. At this point, fantasy players should be expecting Pionk to miss at least Tuesday's matchup with Carolina, though it could certainly be longer. Nate Schmidt figures to see an uptick in ice time, including with the power play, while Pionk is unavailable.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Two more helpers in win

    Pionk notched two assists, including one on the power play, and three shots on net in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

    This was Pionk's second straight two-assist game. The American blueliner has six helpers in his last seven games, though he went five contests without a point before the recent uptick in offense. Overall, the 26-year-old has 16 points (six on the power play), 53 shots on net, 68 hits, 29 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating in 24 appearances.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Two-point effort Friday

    Pionk notched two assists, one on the power play, and added eight hits, two shots, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 8-4 win over the Devils.

    It was huge performance for the 26-year-old, as he laid more hits than he had in his prior five games combined. Pionk is picking up the pace offensively as well, collecting four helpers over the last six games to give him 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) through 23 contests on the season, while also delivering plenty of value in secondary categories with 28 blocked shots, 50 shots on net and 68 hits.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Credited with assist

    Pionk notched an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Flames.

    Pionk reached double-digits in helpers with the secondary assist on Kyle Connor's first-period goal. Through 21 contests, Pionk has racked up 12 points, 46 shots on goal, 59 hits, 26 blocked shots, 14 PIM and a plus-1 rating. He's gone 14 games without a multi-point effort after recording three such performances in October.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Posts helper in Monday's loss

    Pionk registered an assist, three blocked shots, two hits and two shots on goal in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Penguins.

    Pionk snapped a five-game point streak when he set up Dominic Toninato's tally in the first period. That would be all the Jets could muster against Tristan Jarry. Recent cold streak aside, Pionk is one of the more reliable all-around defensemen in fantasy. He has 11 points, 42 shots on net, 56 hits, 25 blocks and a plus-1 rating in 18 appearances. Even during his drought, he racked up 10 shots on net, 18 hits and eight blocks to offset the lack of scoring.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Tickles twine Tuesday

    Pionk scored a goal on three shots Tuesday in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues.

    Pionk made a nifty spin move to create space for himself at the blueline, then he snapped a shot through traffic that beat Jordan Binnington to tie the game at 1-1 midway through the second period. It was the second goal of the year for Pionk, both of which have come in the last three games. He has 10 points in 12 games this season to lead all Winnipeg defensemen.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Nets power-play goal

    Pionk scored a power-play goal in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blackhawks.

    Pionk tallied at 2:23 of the first period to give the Jets a 2-0 lead, and his goal stood as the game-winner. It was the first goal of the year for the defenseman, but he's been productive with eight helpers, 26 shots on net, 32 hits and 12 blocked shots in 10 appearances. There's no reason to think he'll move down the lineup -- Pionk is a safe option for all-around production in fantasy.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Slides two helpers

    Pionk notched two assists and five hits in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Kings.

    Pionk contributed to the Jets' two-goal third period that turned a deficit into a lead. The defenseman is up to eight assists, including three on the power play, in seven contests. He's added 28 hits, nine blocked shots and 10 PIM while averaging 21:12 of ice time per game in a top-four role. As long as he's sharing ice with the Jets' biggest stars, Pionk should remain productive on offense.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Posts assist on game-winner

    Pionk produced an assist, three shots on goal, five hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.

    Pionk set up Nikolaj Ehlers' second goal in a span of 19 seconds late in the third period, which was enough for the Jets to escape Anaheim with a win. The 26-year-old Pionk is up to six helpers in six games. He's added 17 shots on net, 23 hits, eight blocked shots and 10 PIM, providing a well-rounded stat line that translates well to the virtual game.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Two more apples as Jets fly by

    Pionk earned two assists Saturday -- including one on the power play -- en route to a 6-4 win over the Predators.

    Pionk has generated five assists in as many games to start the season, and his position on the No. 1 power-play unit should keep him active offensively. The heady American rearguard continues to show off his keen awareness from the blue line, so it's only a matter of time before he lights the lamp after getting blanked on his first 14 shots of the young campaign.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Contributes pair of helpers

    Pionk posted two assists (one on the power play), five shots on goal, two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Tuesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Wild.

    Pionk had a hand in Josh Morrissey's power-play goal in the second period as well as an Andrew Copp tally in the third. The 26-year-old Pionk has lived up to his billing as a well-round player through three games. He has three helpers, 11 shots on net, 10 hits, five blocked shots and eight PIM already, providing the category coverage that can appeal to nearly all fantasy managers.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Productive in loss

    Pionk notched an assist, four hits, two blocked shots and four PIM in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Sharks.

    Pionk earned the secondary helper on Pierre-Luc Dubois' first-period tally. Beyond that, Pionk had a strong all-around game from a fantasy perspective. The 26-year-old defenseman is locked in with a top-four role and power-play time. Fantasy managers will appreciate his physical effort as well -- he's already posted eight hits and six PIM in two games, and he's logged over 100 hits in three years running.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Inks four-year contract

    Pionk secured a four-year, $23.5 million deal from Winnipeg on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Pionk was headed toward an arbitration hearing but it seems the two sides were able to find a middle ground that worked for everybody. The 26-year-old blueliner has reached the 30-point mark in two straight seasons while playing a significant role on the power play. Looking ahead to 2021-22, the Nebraska native should be capable of pushing for the 40-point mark and could be a solid fantasy producer.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Records power-play assist

    Pionk managed a power-play assist, four hits and three shots on goal in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Oilers in Game 3.

    Pionk had the secondary helper on the first of Nikolaj Ehlers' two tallies in the contest. The 25-year-old Pionk had picked up a pair of assists, 13 hits and five shots on goal through three playoff outings. He'll continue to play a significant top-four role on defense.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Omaha, NE
Age: 26
Experience: 4
Shoots: Right