Shaquille O’Neal had a very busy day with the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. He got to drive the Zamboni, ride on it and even dropped a ceremonial puck wearing a way too tight Alexei Ponikarovsky jersey. Always cool to see star athletes at sporting events that aren’t their former or current sport.
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WPG has apparently traded Alexei Ponikarovsky to NJD. Details to follow.
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Devils give Jets 4th rd pick in 2014 and 7th rd pick in 2013.
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For all those Winnipeg Jets fans who were Toronto Maple Leafs fans in the interim between the Jets first NHL team and second NHL team, there must have been alot of groaning going on when the Jets signed another former Maple Leaf player to the fold.
With the likes of Nik...
Free-agent forward Alexei Ponikarovsky agreed to a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Ponikarovsky, 32, had seven goals and eight assists in 49 games for Carolina last season before being traded to the New Jersey Devils, where he had seven goals and 11 assists in 33 games. He also had a goal and eight assists in 24 games for New Jersey in the 2012...
One of my favorite moves that Jim Rutherford made last off-season was the signing of Alexei Ponikarovsky to a one-year deal at a very low cost of $1.50 mil. I liked this move because while Ponikarovsky was coming off a bad season with the Los Angeles Kings (5 goals, 15 points in 61 games), he was previously an 18-21 goal scorer for a good part of his career and had top-six potential...
Alexei Ponikarovsky scored on his own rebound with 2:39 left in overtime, and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in this Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Patrik Elias, Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise also scored for the Devils, who killed off two penalties in overtime before Ponikarovsky came through with his first goal...
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May 03, 2012
Two words: Alexei Ponikarovsky. Sure, I've been hard on him all season long, but he sure did step up in a big way tonight. Ponikarovsky sent the Devils to victory with the game-winning goal 17:21 into overtime. Devils' star Ilya Kovalchuk played a huge part in the win tonight, with a goal and two assists. New Jersey skates into Sunday's game with a 2-1 series lead and...
Started NHL career, played nine seasons with Maple Leafs
February 21, 2012
The New Jersey Devils acquired forward Alexei Ponikarovsky from the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday for a 2012 fourth-round draft pick and defenseman Joe Sova.Ponikarovsky, 31, has seven goals and eight assists in 49 games for the Hurricanes this season.In 602 career NHL games with Toronto, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Carolina the six-foot-four, 226-pound Ukrainian has 128 goals and...
from Chip Alexander of Canes Now, The trade deadline is still a month away, but the Carolina Hurricanes picked up a draft pick and cleared one of their expiring contracts off the books Friday night.
After a 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals, the Canes traded forward Alexei Ponikarovsky to the New Jersey Devils for a fourth-round draft pick in 2012 and minor-league defenseman...