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Ondrej Pavelec | Goalie | #31

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (41) / WPG
Contract: view contract details

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Another game, another win for Ondrej Pavelec as the Jets beat the Blues 5-3 on Saturday.
Pavelec turned away 34 of 37 shots, including eight of nine while on the penalty kill. He's now 2-0 during his return to the NHL's ranks, stopping 64 of 70 combined shots from the Blues and Coyotes. Jan 21 - 7:35 PM

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It's confirmed that Ondrej Pavelec will take on the Blues on Saturday.

In 11 career games against the Blues, Pavelec has posted a 4-6-1 record along with a 2.35 goals against and a .928 save percentage.
Jan 21 - 2:34 PM

It'll likely be Ondrej Pavelec back in net against the Blues on Saturday.

Tough to pull a netminder after he helps lead you to victory. Pavelec stopped 30 of 33 shots on Wednesday in the 6-3 win over the Coyotes, and with Pheonix Copley in the Blues' net Pavelec is set up for success once more.
Jan 21 - 12:38 PM

Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 30 of 33 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

After being recalled from the AHL on Tuesday, Pavelec made his 2016-17 debut tonight. He gave up two goals in the first 8:50 of the game, but he settled in nicely after that. With Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson struggling so badly, there's a chance Pavelec can grab the Jets' starting job for the rest of the season. With Pavelec, there's always an issue with consistency, so don't be surprised if he falls into a slump sooner than later. He's only worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues.
Jan 18 - 10:35 PM

Ondrej Pavelec will play Wednesday when the Jets host Arizona.

Coach Paul Maurice announced the decision after Tuesday's practice. Pavelec was called up by the Jets in an attempt to shake up a team that has been struggling.
Jan 17 - 3:48 PM

Ondrej Pavelec has been called up by the Winnipeg Jets.

He has posted an 8-7-2 record with a 2.78 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage with the AHL's Manitoba Moose this season. Winnipeg has one win in the last six games and the goaltending hasn't been steady this year, so Pavelec could get some playing time.
Jan 17 - 11:09 AM

Don't act so surprised to hear that teams are calling the Winnipeg Jets about their trio of goaltenders.

Even Ondrej Pavelec may represent what some teams, like Los Angeles for example, is running out there on a nightly basis. The collective recoil we all just felt reading that sentence is understandable for a goalie with a career .907 save percentage and GA% well over 100, but if there's one thing he can provide is a goalie fit to handle the workload. If a team like the Kings believe they can support his flaws, and get him on the cheap, a trade may be consummated.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 02:51:00 PM

The Jets are allegedly still agressivley shopping Ondrej Pavelec to the Kings.

Although Peter Budaj played well in the Kings' shootout win over the Canucks Saturday night, LA still needs goaltending help with Jonathan Quick out for approximately three months and Jeff Zatkof also on the shelf. The Jets would have to eat some of the $4 million still owed to Pavelec, but it seems they may be willing to do it. Stay tuned.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 01:08:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec has passed through waivers and has been assigned to AHL Manitoba.

Brian Strait, Julian Melchiori and Anthony Peluso cleared waivers Tuesday and they have been sent down as well.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 12:31:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec has been placed on waivers by the Winnipeg Jets.

The Jets plan to send Pavelec to AHL Manitoba if he clears. That means Michael Hutchinson and Connor Hellebuyck will begin the campaign as the Jets' goaltenders. Pavelec still has a season left on his five-year, $19.5 million deal, but while this move is surprising, it's not unreasonable. Pavelec struggled last season with a 2.78 GAA and .904 save percentage in 33 games and has just generally been a mixed bag throughout the life of his contract.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 11:43:00 AM

TSN correspondent Gary Lawless thinks there's something "afoot" in Winnipeg in regards to Ondrej Pavelec.

We all know the much-maligned Pavelec's control of the crease has been tenuous at best the past couple of seasons in Winnipeg, and with this being his final season of a contract that dings the cap at $3.9M, it wouldn't be surprising to see a move get made. As Lawless aptly notes, Pavelec has "played one game in six months" and he wasn't Team Czech Republic's netminder either. Lawless also points out that the Jets' pre-season plan was to give each of Pavelec, Michael Hutchinson and Connor Hellebuyck two games but Hutchinson is playing tonight in what would have been Pavelec's second game. Whether it's a trade, waivers, or otherwise, we'll keep you posted.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 12:37:00 PM

Coach Paul Maurice is open to carrying three goaltenders at the start of the season.

He emphasized that no decision has been made yet and that scenario was purely hypothetical. Maurice said that a rotation could be used in that case or his starter could play 72 games. There are still plenty of question marks surrounding Winnipeg's goalie situation. Ondrej Pavelec, Michael Hutchinson and Connor Hellebuyck have all played well at training camp while competing for the number one job.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec made 31 stops to foil the Flames Sunday night in pre-season action in Winnipeg's 4-0 win.

Pavelec, who went 13-13-4 last season, will be in a battle for ice time throughout the season with up-and-comers Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson. Nonetheless, the 29-year-old showed in 2014-15 that he has the ability to be a good goaltender, and nights like Sunday will help his case staking claim to the Jets' crease.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 11:41:00 PM

The Jets' goaltending battle will be a three-way affair with Ondrej Pavelec attempting to fend off challengers Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson.

It would be great for the Jets and coach Paul Maurice if one of Pavelec, Hellebuyck and Hutchinson could establish himself and run with the starting job, but it is likely the Jets will at least start the campaign in a job-share situation. It remains to be seen who will share that job with Pavelec. Stay tuned.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Ondrej Pavelec will be joined by Tomas Kundratek and Michal Birnir in the grand stands for Saturday's match with Canada.

Pavelec, who has already been declared as the Czech Republic's third-string goalie, probably won't see much action. Kundratek and Birnir meanwhile ought to stay ready as short tournaments can result in big lineup changes, especially if the losses start piling up.
Source: Arpon Basu
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 07:24:00 PM

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G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Michael Hutchinson
3Ondrej Pavelec