Ondrej Pavelec made 41 saves and Bryan Little scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 5-0 on Friday night.
Olli Jokinen, Eric Tangradi and Devin Setoguchi also scored for Winnipeg. Andrew Ladd, playing in his 550th NHL game, and Blake Wheeler each had two assists and Jokinen had one.
Little, Jokinen and Tangradi each scored in the first 8:23 of the game,...
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27 days ago
Little kids are sports fans too, though sometimes they're not rational. Some kids like teams because of the colors, the mascot or because a certain player has a cool last name.
I'm trying to figure this one out, though. A little three-year-old Jets fan was very upset that Ondrej Pavelec didn't start in goal Thursday night. Al Montoya was in for the Jets' 4-1 loss...
They start their hockey fans young up in Canada. Where else would you find a 3-year-old girl in tears over the goalie selection for a preseason game?
That kind of early fanhood is captured in this video, which shows how heartbroken young Bianca Simon was after the Winnipeg Jets decided to start Al Montoya in net rather than Ondrej Pavelec for Thursday’s exhibition against Minnesota...
Only the hockey elite know that Ondrej Pavelec is the goalie for the Winnipeg Jets. And not many more than the hockey elite know that Winnipeg re-gained their National Hockey League team. Pavelec started 67 of Winnipeg’s 84 regular season games after bouncing back and forth between the Atlanta Thrashers and their AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves.
At 25, Pavelec is still considered...
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec has been banned from driving for 20 months in his native Czech Republic for drunk driving.
The 24-year-old Pavelec also received a six-month suspended prison sentence for causing a traffic accident May 26 in his hometown of Kladno, west of the capital Prague.
Pavelec hit a car with his BMW. There were no injuries.
Judge Ivo Postulka announced...
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July 17, 2012
from Nova Sport (translated), One of the biggest Czech hockey star Ondrej Pavelec has problems with the law. Well-known goalkeeper in his luxury car crashed and blood was at almost two per mille of alcohol.
For his transgression came from the court an annual requirement and twenty months should not get behind the wheel.
Ondrej Pavelec is the star of the NHL, the world champion...
Goalie Ondrej Pavelec, who would have become a restricted free agent this summer, agreed to five-year contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets, the team announced Monday. The contract now covers Pavelec through the end of the 2017-18 season. The deal is worth $19.5 million for an average annual salary cap hit of $3.9 million, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported. "I'm really...
Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec and the Winnipeg Jets have agreed to a $19.5 million, five-year deal.
The 24-year-old Czech had been headed to restricted free agency this summer. He made $1.3 million last season.
He appeared in 68 games last season, compiling a 29-28-9 record, 2.91 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
Pavelec was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers...
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June 25, 2012
Darren Dreger ignited a storm yesterday when he appeared on TSN radio in Toronto and said he was 'spitballing' about contract talks and options for the Winnipeg Jets and Ondrej Pavelec. It got even worse when Dreger tweeted today this bit:
Pavelec is pending RFA with a big $ offer from KHL. It will take $4mil\multi years...
Ondrej Pavelec has had more NHL experience by age 24 than most goaltenders have had in a lifetime. Not all of it has been good -- he was relied upon heavily when injury prone Atlanta Thrashers starter Kari Lehtonen went down, and after the trade that sent Lehtonen to the Dallas Stars, Pavelec was going to be the Thrashers' goalie of tomorrow. As fate would have it, he's...