Neal Pionk

Neal Pionk

Height/Weight: 6' 0"/186 lbs
Born: Omaha, Nebraska
Draft: Undrafted
Shoots: R
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    Jets, Mason Appleton avoid arbitration with three-year deal

    Drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL Draft, Appleton has played 206 NHL games since making his NHL debut during the 2018-19 season, scoring 28 times and amassing 68 points. Appleton was selected by the Seattle Kraken during the expansion draft in 2021, but after playing 49 games with the league’s 32nd franchise, was dealt back to Winnipeg a day before the NHL’s trade deadline this past March for a 2023 fourth-round pick.

  • The Hockey Writers

    The NHL's 10 Best Contracts of 2022-23

    If the goal is to identify players most likely to provide the most value over the course of their contract, those with one year remaining have no time to accumulate the value required to pass others on this list. With those parameters in place, here are the 10 best contracts in the NHL currently on the books for the 2022-23 season. Kyle Connor, Winnipeg Jets Contract Remaining: Four years, $7.142 million AAV Winnipeg Jets’ winger Kyle Connor enjoyed the quietest 47-goal season in recent memory d...

  • The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.

    David Willis: Under the Lights: Derry's Sanford signs with Predators

    Aug. 7—SANFORD TO PREDATORS Derry's Zach Sanford has signed a one-year contact with the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators, worth $850,000. This will be the fifth different NHL stop for the former Pinkerton Academy star. Sanford previously played for the Washington Capitals (2016-17), St. Louis Blues (2017-21), Ottawa Senators (2021-22) and Winnipeg Jets (2022). He beat the Bruins in ...