Jets sign Neal Pionk to a two-year contract

The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Neal Pionk on a two-year contract with an average annual value of $3,000,000.

Pionk, 23, was acquired from the New York Rangers on June 17 after recording 26 points (6G, 20A) in 73 games with the Rangers last season. The Omaha, Neb. native made his professional debut in 2017-18 when he played 28 games for the Rangers and had 14 points (1G, 13A). Pionk also played 48 games for the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack in 2017-18 and had 17 points (1G, 16A). He signed for the Rangers after playing 82 games in two seasons with the University of Minnesota-Duluth and posting 51 points (11G, 40A).