Neal Pionk
Neal Pionk
23-Year-Old DefensemanD
Winnipeg Jets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Pionk performed well in his first NHL action last season, posting 14 points in 28 games, including five on the power play. He'll almost certainly wind up spending the full season with the big club this time around, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the 23-year-old defenseman skating on the second defensive pairing and second power-play unit. The University of Minnesota-Duluth product has good offensive instincts on the blue line and held his own with a minus-1 rating as a rookie, so there's a lot to like about Pionk, especially in dynasty formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed an entry-level contract with the Rangers in May of 2017.
Packing bags for Winnipeg
DWinnipeg Jets
June 17, 2019
Pionk was traded to the Jets along with the 20th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in exchange for Jacob Trouba.
ANALYSIS
Like Trouba, Pionk is also a restricted free agent so Winnipeg is only acquiring his rights. However, he will be much more affordable to extend. The 23-year-old has shown promise though, notching six goals and 26 points while racking up 138 hits during the 2018-19 campaign. Pionk should be a decent bottom-four defenseman for the Jets next season.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    21:10
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:30
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:53
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
22:23
1:15
2:21
2018–19
21:10
1:30
2:53
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First goal since December
DNew York Rangers
March 15, 2019
Pionk scored his sixth goal of the season in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Flames.
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Gearing up to play
DNew York Rangers
February 21, 2019
Pionk (eye) is fit to play in Thursday's game against the Wild, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
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Avoids serious eye damage
DNew York Rangers
Undisclosed
February 20, 2019
Pionk did not suffer any damage to his vision after getting hit in the right eye with Sidney Crosby's high stick in Sunday's game against the Penguins, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
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Sitting for precautionary reasons
DNew York Rangers
Undisclosed
February 19, 2019
Pionk (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday against Carolina for precautionary reasons, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
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Expected to play Tuesday
DNew York Rangers
Undisclosed
February 17, 2019
Pionk (undisclosed) is expected to play Tuesday in Carolina, Jon Lane of NHL.com reports.
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