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Winnipeg Jets

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
97%76%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
3293262021:57

Player Updates

May 23, 2021 11:20 PM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Records power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 20, 2021 12:20 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Credited with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 11, 2021 11:24 PM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Nabs assist in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 11, 2021 07:24 PM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Playing against Canucks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 10, 2021 01:52 PM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Remains out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 9, 2021 01:04 PM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Practicing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 8, 2021 12:20 PM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Out with minor injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 6, 2021 12:28 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Helpers in consecutive outings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 9, 2021 09:48 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Secures another assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 25, 2021 01:36 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Sets up opening tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 9, 2021 11:32 PM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Sparks offense in win over Leafs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 26, 2021 12:20 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Sets up equalizer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 22, 2021 12:52 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Strikes on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 20, 2021 12:48 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Assists on insurance tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 18, 2021 02:00 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Stays hot with goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 16, 2021 12:00 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Provides pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 12, 2021 12:36 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Closes out scoring in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 10, 2021 02:48 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Plucks apple on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pionk recorded a power-play assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Flames.

Pionk set up Nikolaj Ehlers for the opening tally of the contest at 3:23 of the second period. The Jets have played the Flames five times already this season, and Pionk has exactly one assist in each of those games. The 25-year-old rearguard has nine helpers to go with 27 hits, 19 shots on net and 12 blocked shots in 12 outings overall. Fantasy managers will hope Pionk can stay productive in a two-game home series versus the Senators on Thursday and Saturday.

February 4, 2021 11:28 PM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Delivers assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pionk posted an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Flames.

Pionk's had a shot attempt in the second period that bounced out to Mark Scheifele, who scored on the rebound to put the Jets ahead 3-1. The 25-year-old Pionk has collected half of his offense versus the Flames this season -- he has one helper in each of the four games they've played. He's up to eight assists, 24 hits and a plus-3 rating in 11 contests overall. Good news for DFS players -- the Jets' next game is in Calgary on Feb. 9, and Pionk would be a solid depth option.

February 2, 2021 01:44 AM
Jets' Neal Pionk: Picks up helper Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pionk notched an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Flames.

Pionk set up Mark Scheifele for the game-tying goal with 1:50 left in regulation. The 25-year-old Pionk has been fairly consistent with six assists, 15 shots on goal, 19 hits and seven blocked shots in nine contests this year. He's lost out on some power-play time to Josh Morrissey, but Pionk still works on the second unit. The Nebraska native is a solid depth option with a strong physical presence for fantasy managers.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
06/07@ MONL 2-3 (OT)000026:26
06/06@ MONL 1-5000-319:34
06/04vs MONL 0-1000023:18
06/02vs MONL 3-5011029:18
05/24vs EDMW 4-3 (3 OT)011+140:08
05/23vs EDMW 5-4 (OT)011-226:19
05/21@ EDMW 1-0 (OT)000022:58
Fantasy Points By Week
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21WPG5432932610000
2019-20WPG71639451030100
2018-19NYR7362026-1620101
2017-18NYR2811314-100000
Total22616101117-160201
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21WPG541003.021:571464112.6541.57200010
2019-20WPG711773.423:221913207.7263.78320016
2018-19NYR731324.521:091998109:16209:57353010
2017-18NYR28541.922:2180734:5365:4712006
Total2264633.522:116182464:31381:05993042
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/186
Birthdate:
07/29/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Omaha, NE
Team:
Winnipeg Jets
School:

NHL Experience:
3