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North Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
35-14-7 77
35-19-2 72
30-23-3 63
24-21-11 59
26-27-3 55
23-28-5 51
23-29-4 50

2020 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 29 32 6 21:57 20
Post Season 4 4 -2 26:00 2

Top Neal Pionk News

  • 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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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Credited with helper

    Pionk posted an assist, seven hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Oilers in Game 1.

    Pionk was credited with the secondary assist on Kyle Connor's empty-net tally in the third period. The 25-year-old Pionk was a key part of the Jets' blue line in the regular season with 32 points, 137 hits, 100 shots on goal and 74 blocked shots in 54 outings. He'll work in a top-four role with power-play time during the postseason.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Nabs assist in return

    Pionk (undisclosed) notched one assist, two shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.

    Pionk missed two games with the injury, but took a regular shift in his return that saw him log 19:55 of ice time. The 25-year-old blueliner had a hand in the first of Blake Wheeler's two goals in the contest. Pionk is up to 32 points, 98 shots on net, 135 hits, 72 blocked shots and a plus-6 rating through 53 contests.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Playing against Canucks

    Pionk (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Vancouver, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

    Pionk returns to the lineup following a two-game absence due to his undisclosed injury. While the blueliner is currently bogged down in a 34-game goal drought, he has chipped in 16 assists over that stretch, including six with the man advantage. In addition to his spot on the first pairing, Pionk figures to be back on the top power-play unit.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Remains out Monday

    Pionk (undisclosed) won't suit up for Monday's game against the Canucks, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

    Pionk returned to practice Sunday after missing Saturday's matchup with the Senators, but he'll be held out for a second consecutive game as a precaution. The 25-year-old blueliner won't need to wait long for his next opportunity to see game ice, as these same two teams will face off again Tuesday.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Practicing Sunday

    Pionk (undisclosed) is participating in Sunday's practice, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Pionk missed the Jets' last game with what was described as a minor injury, but his participation Sunday bodes well for his chances of returning to the lineup Monday against the Canucks. Still, fantasy managers relying on the puck-moving defensemen will be encouraged to confirm his status prior to puck drop Monday.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Out with minor injury

    Pionk (undisclosed) is day-to-day with a "minor" injury and won't play Saturday against Ottawa, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

    Jordie Benn will fill the blue line spot vacated by Pionk. The former Rangers defenseman will have three more opportunities to make his return before the end of the regular season, starting with Monday's game against the Canucks. Pionk has 31 points in 52 games this season as a key piece on the Jets' blue line.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Helpers in consecutive outings

    Pionk posted an assist, three hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Flames.

    Pionk has helpers in consecutive games after shaking off an unusually long six-game point drought. The 25-year-old defenseman has been a bit cold late in the season, but he still has totals of 31 points, 96 shots on goal, 133 hits and 71 blocked shots through 52 contests. His non-scoring production gives him a stable floor in fantasy.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Secures another assist

    Pionk notched an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.

    Pionk is mirroring the offensive pace that saw him net a career-high six goals and 39 assists through 71 games in 2019-20. Granted, this season is much shorter, but the burgeoning skater leads all Jets defensemen in points thanks in large part to his superb vision and hockey smarts.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Sets up opening tally

    Pionk recorded a power-play assist, two shots on goal, a pair of blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Canucks.

    Pionk set up the first of Andrew Copp's four goals in the game. That helper snapped Pionk's five-game point drought. Recent scoring woes aside, the 25-year-old has been excellent in most metrics this year. He has 24 points (eight on the power play), 56 shots, 87 hits and 46 blocked shots in 33 contests.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Sparks offense in win over Leafs

    Pionk racked up three assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

    He also added three shots, three hits, two PIM and a plus-2 rating to his ledger. Pionk extended his current point streak to three games in the process, and on the season the blueliner has three goals and 21 points through 25 games, the best scoring pace of his career.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Sets up equalizer

    Pionk posted an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Canadiens.

    Pionk had the primary helper on Blake Wheeler's game-tying goal at 14:31 of the second period. The helper extended Pionk's point streak to five games, during which he has two goals and four assists. The 25-year-old was held without a hit for just the second time in 19 contests this year. He has 16 points (three goals, 13 apples), 32 shots on net, 43 hits and 22 blocked shots.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Strikes on power play

    Pionk scored a power-play goal on three shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canucks.

    Pionk had the Jets' third goal of the contest. He's on a four-game point streak with two tallies and three helpers in that span. The 25-year-old blueliner has 15 points, 30 shots on net, a plus-3 rating, 43 hits and 22 blocked shots through 18 appearances.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Assists on insurance tally

    Pionk produced an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 2-0 win over the Canucks.

    Pionk controlled the puck and picked out Mason Appleton, who hit the empty net to finish the scoring. The 25-year-old Pionk continues to impress among the Jets' blueliners -- he has 14 points, 41 hits, 21 blocked shots, a plus-3 rating and 27 shots on net through 17 appearances.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Stays hot with goal

    Pionk scored a goal on two shots and blocked three shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers.

    Pionk's third-period marker brought the Jets within a goal, but that was as close as it got. The Nebraska native has racked up an impressive two goals and six helpers through eight games in February. Pionk is up to 13 points, 27 shots on net, 39 hits and 20 blocked shots in 16 outings overall. The 25-year-old is making his mark at both ends of the ice and that's translated into him being a strong option for fantasy managers.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Provides pair of helpers

    Pionk recorded two assists, four hits and two PIM in Monday's 6-5 win over the Oilers.

    Pionk's first helper came on a Mark Scheifele power-play goal in the first period. In the second, Pionk set up Mathieu Perreault for the Jets' fifth goal of the game. The 25-year-old Pionk has racked up one tally and 11 assists in 15 games this season. He's added 38 hits, 17 blocked shots, 25 shots on net and a plus-1 rating. Pionk had 2:24 of power-play ice time Monday, while Josh Morrissey only saw 1:17 with the man advantage. If Pionk can get consistent first-unit usage, that'll provide a significant boost to his already solid fantasy value.

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  • Jets' Neal Pionk: Closes out scoring in win

    Pionk scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 5-1 win over Ottawa. He also had three shots, two blocks and two hits.

    After enduring a 12-game goal drought to start the season, Pionk jumped on a rebound at the side of the net and wrapped it around the far post to finally break loose with 6:15 left in the game. The 25-year-old has still managed to be productive offensively despite the goal skid, producing assists in nine of 12 games prior to Thursday. Pionk will take a five-game point streak (one goal, four assists) into Saturday's rematch with the Senators.

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Player Bio

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