Neal Pionk

Winnipeg Jets, Defensemen
Age: 28-363d (Jul 29, 1995)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Minnesota-Duluth
Drafted: Undrafted, NYR, 2017
2024-25 Cap Hit

$5,875,000

2024-25 Cash

$6,000,000

Career Earnings

$24,784,612

2021-2024 Extension (CURRENT)

Neal Pionk signed a 4 year , $23,500,000 contract with the Winnipeg Jets, including $23,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,875,000. In 2024-25, Pionk will earn a base salary of $6,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,875,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $23,500,000
Average Salary:
$5,875,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2021-22 26 $5,875,000 7.21% $3,500,000 $3,500,000
2022-23 27 $5,875,000 7.12% $6,500,000 $10,000,000
2023-24 28 $5,875,000 7.04% $7,500,000 $17,500,000
2024-25 29 $5,875,000 6.68% $6,000,000 $23,500,000
2025-26 30
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2021-22 26 $3,500,000 $5,875,000 7.21%
2022-23 27 $6,500,000 $5,875,000 7.12%
2023-24 28 $7,500,000 $5,875,000 7.04%
2024-25 29 $6,000,000 $5,875,000 6.68%
2025-26 30
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2021-22 26 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $5,875,000
2022-23 27 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,666,667
2023-24 28 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $17,500,000 $5,833,333 $6,750,000
2024-25 29 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $23,500,000 $5,875,000 $6,000,000
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2019-2020

Neal Pionk signed a 2 year , $6,000,000 contract with the Winnipeg Jets, including $6,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $6,000,000
Average Salary:
$3,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2021 / RFA
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2017-2018 Rookie

Neal Pionk signed a 2 year , $3,550,000 contract with the New York Rangers, including $185,000 signing bonus, $3,550,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,775,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $3,550,000
Average Salary:
$1,775,000
Signing Bonus:
$185,000
Free Agent:
2019 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$24,784,612

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2017 22
Active
$452,112
$452,112
2018 23
Active
$832,500
$1,284,612
2019 24
Active
$2,850,000
$4,134,612
2020 25
Active
$3,150,000
$7,284,612
2021 26
Active
$3,500,000
$10,784,612
2022 27
Active
$6,500,000
$17,284,612
2023 28
Active
$7,500,000
$24,784,612
Total      
$24,784,612
$24,784,612
2024 29
Active
$6,000,000
Total
$30,784,612
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2017
22
$267,112
$185,000
$452,112
$452,112
2018
23
$832,500
$832,500
$1,284,612
2019
24
$2,850,000
$2,850,000
$4,134,612
2020
25
$3,150,000
$3,150,000
$7,284,612
2021
26
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$10,784,612
2022
27
$6,500,000
$6,500,000
$17,284,612
2023
28
$7,500,000
$7,500,000
$24,784,612
Total
$24,599,612
$185,000
$24,784,612
$24,784,612
2024
29
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
Total
$30,599,612
$185,000
$30,784,612

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $1,099,612 $185,000 - $1,284,612
5 $23,500,000 - - $23,500,000

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2021-22 WPG Feb 07, 2022 - Feb 11, 2022 0 COVID-19
2021-22 WPG Feb 14, 2022 - Feb 16, 2022 0 COVID-19
  • Apr 11, 2023 Fined $5,000 Cross-checking Marcus Johansson (MIN)
  • Dec 06, 2021 Suspended 2 games for kneeing Rasmus Sandin (TOR), forfeiting $58,750 in 2021-22 salary with Winnipeg (WPG)
  • Aug 11, 2021 Signed a 4 year $23.5 millioncontract extension with Winnipeg (WPG)
  • Jul 21, 2019 Signed a 2 year $6 million contract with Winnipeg (WPG)
  • Jun 17, 2019 Traded to Winnipeg (WPG) from New York (NYR) with 2019 1st round pick (#20) for Jacob Trouba
  • May 01, 2017 Signed a 2 year $3.55 million contract with New York (NYR)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Apr 11, 2023 Cross-checking Marcus Johansson (MIN) $5,000

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Dec 06, 2021 Kneeing Rasmus Sandin (TOR) 2 $58,750
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 WPG 82 5 28 33 9 146 1 7 0 0 118 202 63 0
2022 WPG 82 10 23 33 -12 142 1 2 0 1 129 169 44 0
2021 WPG 77 3 31 34 5 140 1 11 0 0 91 185 46 0
2020 WPG 54 3 29 32 6 100 1 9 0 0 74 137 20 0
2019 WPG 71 6 39 45 10 177 3 22 0 1 78 165 32 0
2018 NYR 73 6 20 26 -16 132 2 11 0 1 98 138 35 0
2017 NYR 28 1 13 14 -1 54 0 5 0 0 41 49 12 0
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