Neal Pionk

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Age 27 Jul 29, 1995
Omaha USA
Defense shoots right
6'0" 183 cm
186 lbs 84 kg
ELC Signing Age 21
Waivers Signing Age 22
UFA Year 2023
Agent Pete Rutili

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Transaction History
Nov 13, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk provided a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Seattle Kraken.
Nov 13, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk scored a goal and drew an assist during Saturday's 3-2 loss to the host Flames.
Nov 8, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk recorded an assist, four blocked shots and two hits in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Dallas Stars.
Oct 30, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk notched an assist, three shots on goal, five hits and two blocked shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Oct 19, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk produced two goals, including the overtime clincher, as the Winnipeg Jets upended the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 Wednesday.
May 5, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk finished the 2022-23 campaign stuck in an 18-game goal drought during which he registered five assists, 23 shots and 36 hits.
Apr 15, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk logged an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Apr 10, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk collected a power-play assist, two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Apr 2, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk provided an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Mar 23, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk scored a goal in a 4-0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.
Mar 11, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk notched an assist, two shots on goal, four hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders.
Mar 3, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk (undisclosed) missed practice Thursday but he's not expected to miss any game action, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports.
Feb 24, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Dallas.
Feb 21, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk logged an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Feb 16, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk (not injury related) will be added to the active roster and return to action Wednesday versus Minnesota, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Feb 14, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk (not injury related) won't travel to Winnipeg to play against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday due to border restrictions, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Feb 10, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Thursday.
Feb 7, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday. He's in Canada but won't dress for the team's home game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, per Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun.
Jan 23, 2022 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk dropped nine hits in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
Dec 14, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk (concussion) will be in Tuesday's lineup against the Buffalo Sabres, Mitchell Clinton of the Winnipeg Jets' official site reports.
Dec 7, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk is in the NHL's concussion protocols and won't travel with the Winnipeg Jets for their upcoming two-game road trip, Mitchell Clinton of the Winnipeg Jets' official site reports.
Dec 6, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk was suspended for two games Monday for his knee-to-knee hit on Toronto's Rasmus Sandin during Sunday's win.
Dec 6, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Monday for kneeing Rasmus Sandin of the Leafs.
Dec 5, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk notched two assists, including one on the power play, and three shots on net in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dec 4, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk notched two assists, one on the power play, and added eight hits, two shots, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 8-4 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Nov 27, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk notched an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
Nov 22, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk registered an assist, three blocked shots, two hits and two shots on goal in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Nov 9, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk scored a goal on three shots Tuesday in a 3-2 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Nov 5, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk scored a power-play goal in Friday's 5-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Oct 28, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk notched two assists and five hits in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Oct 26, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk produced an assist, three shots on goal, five hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Oct 24, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk earned two assists Saturday -- including one on the power play -- en route to a 6-4 win over the Nashville Predators.
Oct 19, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk posted two assists (one on the power play), five shots on goal, two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Tuesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Oct 16, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk notched an assist, four hits, two blocked shots and four PIM in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Aug 11, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk secured a four-year, $23.5 million deal from Winnipeg on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
May 23, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk managed a power-play assist, four hits and three shots on goal in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3.
May 19, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk posted an assist, seven hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1.
May 11, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk (undisclosed) notched one assist, two shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
May 11, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Vancouver, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
May 10, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk (undisclosed) won't suit up for Monday's game against the Vancouver Canucks, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
May 9, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk (undisclosed) is participating in Sunday's practice, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet.ca reports.
May 8, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk (undisclosed) is day-to-day with a "minor" injury and won't play Saturday against the Ottawa Senators, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
May 5, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk posted an assist, three hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Calgary Flames.
Apr 9, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk notched an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Mar 24, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | 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 Vancouver Canucks.
Mar 9, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk racked up three assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Feb 25, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk posted an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Feb 21, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk scored a power-play goal on three shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Feb 19, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk produced an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 2-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Feb 17, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk scored a goal on two shots and blocked three shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Feb 15, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk recorded two assists, four hits and two PIM in Monday's 6-5 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Feb 11, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. He also had three shots, two blocks and two hits.
Feb 9, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk recorded a power-play assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Feb 4, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk posted an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames.
Feb 1, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk notched an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Calgary Flames.
Jan 23, 2021 Winnipeg Jets | Neal Pionk | Pionk posted a power-play assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Jul 21, 2019 Winnipeg Jets | Re-signed D Neal Pionk to a two-year, $6 million contract.
Jun 17, 2019 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Winnipeg Jets acquired Neal Pionk and a 2019 1st Round Pick from the New York Rangers for Jacob Trouba
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Feb 8, 2018 New York Rangers | Recalled D Neal Pionk from Hartford (AHL).
May 1, 2017 New York Rangers | Signed D Neal Pionk to an entry-level contract.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Neal Pionk
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets logo 24 4 7 11 -2 13
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2011-2012 Hermantown High USHS-MN 25 7 6 13 12 Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0
2011-2012 Hermantown High MN State 3 1 0 1 4 Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0
2012-2013 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 12 1 5 6 2
2012-2013 Hermantown High USHS-MN 25 14 15 29 25 Playoffs 3 2 3 5 0
2012-2013 Team Kowalski's UMHSEHL 20 1 10 11 32 Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0
2012-2013 Hermantown High MN State 3 0 5 5 2 Playoffs 3 2 3 5 0
2012-2013 B17 - Red (Final 54) MNHP-17 3 1 2 3 0
2013-2014 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 54 2 21 23 93 Playoffs 7 0 1 1 0
2013-2014 USA U19 WJAC-19 4 0 2 2 8
2014-2015 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 53 7 41 48 104 Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0
2014-2015 Sioux City Musketeers JCWC 5 1 0 1 2 Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0
2015-2016 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 40 4 13 17 44
2016-2017 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 42 7 27 34 25
2017-2018 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 48 1 16 17 20
2017-2018 New York Rangers NHL 28 1 13 14 12 508 48.65 42.99 -4.36 40.06 -6.56 0.12 0.94
2017-2018 USA WC 10 2 1 3 4
2018-2019 New York Rangers NHL 73 6 20 26 35 1,163 40.00 44.96 -3.70 44.20 -3.14 0.10 0.46
2019-2020 Winnipeg Jets NHL 71 6 39 45 32 1,306 47.90 45.20 2.90 51.10 4.10 0.14 0.69 Playoffs 4 0 2 2 0
2020-2021 Winnipeg Jets NHL 54 3 29 32 20 959 57.10 47.90 4.10 50.20 3.90 0.06 1.00 Playoffs 8 0 4 4 0
2021-2022 Winnipeg Jets NHL 77 3 31 34 46 1,307 52.70 47.00 -4.60 47.00 -3.90 0.05 0.78
2022-2023 Winnipeg Jets NHL 24 4 7 11 13
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Active Contract

Signing Team Winnipeg Jets logo
Signing Date August 11, 2021
Signing Status RFA
Agent Pete Rutili
Standard Contract | 4 Years $23,500,000 7.12% of cap space
2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $5,875,000 $5,875,000 $5,875,000 $5,875,000
UFA
AAV $5,875,000 $5,875,000 $5,875,000 $5,875,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $3,500,000 $6,500,000 $7,500,000 $6,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $3,500,000 $6,500,000 $7,500,000 $6,000,000
Minors Salary $3,500,000 $6,500,000 $7,500,000 $6,000,000
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UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out
*Modified Trade Clause – from 1st year player qualifies for free agency - 6 team no trade list.

Contract History

Signing Team Winnipeg Jets logo
Signing Date July 21, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Pete Rutili
Standard Contract | 2 Years $6,000,000 3.68% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $3,000,000 $3,000,000
RFA
AAV $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $2,850,000 $3,150,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $2,850,000 $3,150,000
Minors Salary $2,850,000 $3,150,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team New York Rangers logo
Signing Date May 1, 2017
Agent Markus Lehto
Entry Level Contract | 2 Years $1,850,000 1.23% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $1,775,000 $1,775,000
Performance Bonuses $850,000 $850,000
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000
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UFA Year