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Neal Pionk

Neal Pionk

#4D,
G
5
A
28
Pts
33
+/-
9
PPP
8
SOG
146
Bio
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/186 lbs
Born: Omaha, Nebraska
Draft: Undrafted
Shoots: R
  • The Hockey Writers

    Jets Should Buy Out Neal Pionk & Nate Schmidt

    The Winnipeg Jets need to usher in the future of their blue line and increase their short-term financial flexibility. Buying out both defensemen would be relatively simple as they are in the final years of their respective contracts. Pionk's current deal is a four-year one he signed with the Jets in 2021 that carries a $5.875 million average annual value (AAV), while Schmidt's deal is a six-year one he signed with the Vegas Golden Knights in 2018 that general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff inherited in a 2021 trade that carries a $5.95 million AAV. Pionk, in the first three seasons of his extension, has not replicated the quality of play he provided in his first two seasons in Winnipeg.