Alexei Ponikarovsky

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Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-4 (193 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs. (102 kg)

Born: April 9, 1980 in Kiev, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Draft: Toronto, 4th round (87th overall), 1998 NHL Entry

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2000-01 20 TOR NHL 22 1 3 4 -1 14 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 21 4.8 188 8:32
2001-02 21 TOR NHL 8 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 25.0 64 8:03
2002-03 22 TOR NHL 13 0 3 3 4 11 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 13 0.0 139 10:43
2003-04 23 TOR NHL 73 9 19 28 14 44 8 1 0 2 18 0 1 110 8.2 847 11:36
2005-06 25 TOR NHL 81 21 17 38 15 68 15 2 4 3 14 2 1 157 13.4 1142 14:06
2006-07 26 TOR NHL 71 21 24 45 8 63 15 6 0 1 19 5 0 198 10.6 1214 17:06
2007-08 27 TOR NHL 66 18 17 35 3 36 17 1 0 1 11 6 0 150 12.0 282 1054 15:58 1 3 25.0 77 21 22 28
2008-09 28 TOR NHL 82 23 38 61 6 38 18 5 0 3 30 8 0 185 12.4 328 1294 15:47 6 5 54.5 104 53 34 31
2009-10 29 TOT NHL 77 21 29 50 -1 61 16 5 0 1 22 7 0 184 11.4 323 1268 16:28 12 26 31.6 146 43 18 31
2009-10 29 TOR NHL 61 19 22 41 5 44 15 4 0 1 18 4 0 147 12.9 268 1026 16:50 12 25 32.4 114 41 17 26
2009-10 29 PIT NHL 16 2 7 9 -6 17 1 1 0 0 4 3 0 37 5.4 55 241 15:05 0 1 0.0 32 2 1 5
2010-11 30 LAK NHL 61 5 10 15 1 36 4 1 0 1 8 2 0 94 5.3 162 769 12:36 1 4 20.0 139 28 12 27
2011-12 31 TOT NHL 82 14 19 33 -3 34 10 4 0 2 16 3 0 156 9.0 275 1209 14:45 4 8 33.3 143 36 33 19
2011-12 31 CAR NHL 49 7 8 15 -12 26 3 4 0 0 5 3 0 98 7.1 184 729 14:52 3 5 37.5 94 25 22 11
2011-12 31 NJD NHL 33 7 11 18 9 8 7 0 0 2 11 0 0 58 12.1 91 481 14:34 1 3 25.0 49 11 11 8
2012-13 32 TOT NHL 42 4 5 9 -1 14 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 51 7.8 101 553 13:10 2 5 28.6 81 15 4 7
2012-13 32 WPG NHL 12 2 0 2 -2 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 20.0 26 142 11:52 0 2 0.0 14 5 1 0
2012-13 32 NJD NHL 30 2 5 7 1 8 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 41 4.9 75 410 13:40 2 3 40.0 67 10 3 7
9 yrs TOR NHL 477 114 143 257 56 318 91 19 4 12 116 25 2 989 11.5 1385 6969 14:37 19 33 36.5 295 115 73 85
2 yrs NJD NHL 63 9 16 25 10 16 9 0 0 2 16 0 0 99 9.1 166 891 14:08 3 6 33.3 116 21 14 15
1 yr CAR NHL 49 7 8 15 -12 26 3 4 0 0 5 3 0 98 7.1 184 729 14:52 3 5 37.5 94 25 22 11
1 yr LAK NHL 61 5 10 15 1 36 4 1 0 1 8 2 0 94 5.3 162 769 12:36 1 4 20.0 139 28 12 27
1 yr PIT NHL 16 2 7 9 -6 17 1 1 0 0 4 3 0 37 5.4 55 241 15:05 0 1 0.0 32 2 1 5
1 yr WPG NHL 12 2 0 2 -2 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 20.0 26 142 11:52 0 2 0.0 14 5 1 0
Career NHL 678 139 184 323 47 419 110 25 4 16 149 33 2 1327 10.5 1978 9741 14:22 26 51 33.8 690 196 123 143

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 27 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 850.7 946 748 55.8 4.5 735 584 55.7 4.2 8.5 90.2 98.7 55.6 44.4
2008-09 28 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 1020.0 1140 956 54.4 4.1 832 710 54.0 3.6 10.9 88.7 99.5 53.8 46.2
2009-10 29 2 Teams NHL 77 1188 866 57.8 3.5 889 623 58.8 5.0 8.6 88.1 96.7 54.5 45.5
2009-10 29 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 818.8 986 740 57.1 3.8 729 521 58.3 5.6 9.4 88.5 97.9 52.1 47.9
2009-10 29 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 185.6 202 126 61.6 3.1 160 102 61.1 3.4 5.2 86.1 91.3 68.2 31.8
2010-11 30 Los Angeles Kings NHL 61 648.4 588 548 51.8 -0.9 425 402 51.4 0.3 6.6 94.1 100.6 51.7 48.3
2011-12 31 2 Teams NHL 82 1000 852 54.0 3.5 745 629 54.2 4.0 6.8 91.8 98.5 47.1 52.9
2011-12 31 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 49 601.3 636 559 53.2 4.3 465 407 53.3 4.8 4.4 90.9 95.4 49.9 50.1
2011-12 31 New Jersey Devils NHL 33 466.5 364 293 55.4 1.8 280 222 55.8 2.5 10.4 93.2 103.6 42.7 57.3
2012-13 32 2 Teams NHL 42 465 344 57.5 2.1 345 258 57.2 1.9 6.8 92.3 99.1 56.9 43.1
2012-13 32 Winnipeg Jets NHL 12 132.9 116 106 52.3 0.2 87 81 51.8 -2.1 5.5 91.9 97.4 48.6 51.4
2012-13 32 New Jersey Devils NHL 30 381.1 349 238 59.5 2.2 258 177 59.3 3.2 7.3 92.4 99.7 59.7 40.3
2 yrs NHL 33 847.6 713 531 57.3 2.1 538 399 57.4 2.9 9.0 92.9 101.9 51.0 49.0
3 yrs NHL 61 2689.5 3072 2444 55.7 4.2 2296 1815 55.9 4.5 9.6 89.1 98.7 53.9 46.1
3 yrs NHL 77 2653 2062 56.3 3.3 1979 1510 56.7 4.2 7.6 90.4 98.0 52.0 48.0
Career NHL 66 5105.2 7980 6376 55.6 3.2 5950 4716 55.8 3.8 8.1 90.4 98.6 52.6 47.4

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2000-01 20 TOR NHL 22 1 0.05 0.14 0.18 0.06 0.64 0.95 1 3 4 1 6 0 7 0 -1 0.0 0.2 0.1
2001-02 21 TOR NHL 8 1 0.25 0.00 0.25 0.14 0.00 1.00 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.3 0.1 0.4
2002-03 22 TOR NHL 13 1 0.00 0.23 0.23 0.06 0.85 1.00 0 3 3 1 6 0 2 0 4 -0.1 0.3 0.2
2003-04 23 TOR NHL 73 10 0.12 0.26 0.38 0.14 0.60 1.51 11 22 33 12 39 1 32 8 14 1.7 1.4 3.1
2005-06 25 TOR NHL 81 16 0.26 0.21 0.47 0.19 0.84 1.94 21 16 37 16 54 8 48 17 15 2.4 1.9 4.3
2006-07 26 TOR NHL 71 18 0.30 0.34 0.63 0.25 0.89 2.79 22 24 46 19 73 19 52 6 8 3.3 1.3 4.6
2007-08 27 TOR NHL 66 14 0.27 0.26 0.53 0.21 0.55 2.27 20 18 38 16 60 16 47 6 3 2.7 1.1 3.8
2008-09 28 TOR NHL 82 22 0.28 0.46 0.74 0.27 0.46 2.26 24 39 63 24 84 20 71 13 6 5.0 1.4 6.4
2009-10 29 TOT NHL 77 19 0.27 0.38 0.65 0.25 0.79 2.39 23 30 53 21 75 20 60 4 -1 4.0 1.2 5.2
2009-10 29 TOR NHL 61 16 0.31 0.36 0.67 0.26 0.72 2.41 21 23 44 18 63 14 48 4 5 3.5 1.2 4.8
2009-10 29 PIT NHL 16 3 0.13 0.44 0.56 0.18 1.06 2.31 2 7 9 3 12 6 12 0 -6 0.5 0.0 0.5
2010-11 30 LAK NHL 61 5 0.08 0.16 0.25 0.09 0.59 1.54 5 11 16 6 25 6 20 2 1 0.0 1.1 1.0
2011-12 31 TOT NHL 82 13 0.17 0.23 0.40 0.16 0.41 1.90 16 21 37 14 49 13 41 2 -3 2.0 1.4 3.3
2011-12 31 CAR NHL 49 6 0.14 0.16 0.31 0.13 0.53 2.00 8 9 17 7 28 13 29 2 -12 0.5 0.3 0.8
2011-12 31 NJD NHL 33 7 0.21 0.33 0.55 0.20 0.24 1.76 8 12 20 8 21 0 12 0 9 1.5 1.1 2.5
2012-13 32 TOT NHL 42 4 0.10 0.12 0.21 0.09 0.33 1.21 8 9 17 7 17 2 20 4 -1 -0.1 0.7 0.6
2012-13 32 WPG NHL 12 1 0.17 0.00 0.17 0.09 0.50 0.83 4 0 4 2 3 0 6 1 -2 0.0 0.1 0.1
2012-13 32 NJD NHL 30 3 0.07 0.17 0.23 0.08 0.27 1.37 4 9 13 5 14 2 14 3 1 -0.1 0.6 0.5
9 yrs TOR NHL 477 99 0.24 0.30 0.54 0.21 0.67 2.07 122 148 270 107 387 78 307 54 56 18.9 8.9 27.7
2 yrs NJD NHL 63 9 0.14 0.25 0.40 0.15 0.25 1.57 12 21 33 12 35 2 26 3 10 1.3 1.7 3.0
1 yr CAR NHL 49 6 0.14 0.16 0.31 0.13 0.53 2.00 8 9 17 7 28 13 29 2 -12 0.5 0.3 0.8
1 yr LAK NHL 61 5 0.08 0.16 0.25 0.09 0.59 1.54 5 11 16 6 25 6 20 2 1 0.0 1.1 1.0
1 yr PIT NHL 16 3 0.13 0.44 0.56 0.18 1.06 2.31 2 7 9 3 12 6 12 0 -6 0.5 0.0 0.5
1 yr WPG NHL 12 1 0.17 0.00 0.17 0.09 0.50 0.83 4 0 4 2 3 0 6 1 -2 0.0 0.1 0.1
Career NHL 678 124 0.21 0.27 0.48 0.18 0.62 1.96 153 196 349 137 490 105 400 62 47 21.2 12.0 33.2

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2001-02 21 TOR NHL 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 83 8:15
2003-04 23 TOR NHL 13 1 3 4 -1 8 1 0 0 1 23 4.3 186 14:20
2009-10 29 PIT NHL 11 1 4 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 20 5.0 34 145 13:13 0 0 30 3 6 4
2010-11 30 LAK NHL 4 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 20.0 9 41 10:11 4 2 66.7 11 3 0 1
2011-12 31 NJD NHL 24 1 8 9 8 12 1 0 0 1 26 3.8 51 345 14:23 2 3 40.0 50 12 1 8
Career NHL 62 4 15 19 8 28 4 0 0 2 81 4.9 124 800 12:55 6 5 54.5 91 18 7 13

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
2012-05-03 NJD NJD 4-3 PHI 1 17:21

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2009-10 29 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 11 127.3 132 96 57.9 -1.1 91 71 56.2 -1.8 4.9 93.8 98.7 58.5 41.5
2010-11 30 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 38.5 35 47 42.7 -6.0 26 32 44.8 -4.7 13.3 94.7 108.1 56.5 43.5
2011-12 31 New Jersey Devils NHL 24 321.4 266 217 55.1 2.8 194 148 56.7 3.8 9.4 95.6 105.0 51.6 48.4
Career NHL 11 487.2 433 360 54.6 0.3 311 251 55.3 1.0 8.4 95.0 103.4 53.5 46.5

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1996-97 16 Dynamo Moscow 2 Russia-3 62 12 15 27 32
1997-98 17 Dynamo Moscow Russia 24 1 2 3 30
1998-99 18 Krylja Sovetov Moscow Russia 13 2 1 3 2
1999-00 19 THK Tver Russia-2 29 8 14 22 26
1999-00 19 Dynamo Moscow Russia 19 1 0 1 8
1999-00 19 Dynamo Moscow EuroHL 2 0 2 2 0
2000-01 20 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 49 12 24 36 11 44 9 3 0 1 126 9.5
2001-02 21 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 72 21 27 48 4 74 16 4 1 2
2001-02 21 Ukraine Olympics 4 1 1 2 0 6 0 1 0 0
2002-03 22 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 63 24 22 46 18 68 17 5 2 2 162 14.8
2004-05 24 Khimik Moscow Region (Voskresensk) Russia 19 1 5 6 16
2012-13 32 HK Donbass Donetsk KHL 32 5 13 18 16
Career 3 Seasons AHL 184 57 73 130 33 186 42 12 3 5 288 12.5
Career 1 Season EuroHL 2 0 2 2 0
Career 1 Season KHL 32 5 13 18 16
Career 1 Season Olympics 4 1 1 2 0 6 0 1 0 0
Career 4 Seasons Russia 75 5 8 13 56
Career 1 Season Russia-2 29 8 14 22 26
Career 1 Season Russia-3 62 12 15 27 32

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1998-99 18 Dynamo Moscow Russia 3 0 0 0 2
1999-00 19 Dynamo Moscow Russia 1 0 0 0 0
2000-01 20 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
2001-02 21 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 5 2 1 3 8 1 0 1 0
Career 2 Seasons AHL 9 2 1 3 12 1 0 1 0
Career 2 Seasons Russia 4 0 0 0 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 12 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Alexei Ponikarovsky 6.4 5.2 4.6 4.3 3.8 3.3 3.1 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1
Brent Ashton 92.2 6.3 5.1 4.9 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.3 1.2 1.0 0.8 -0.6
Jude Drouin 91.4 6.1 5.7 4.9 4.7 4.5 3.3 3.1 0.8 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Bill Hay 90.6 5.9 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.4 3.3 2.8 1.5
Marc Tardif 90.3 5.9 5.8 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.6 2.7 0.2
Mike Johnson 89.9 6.6 4.8 4.8 4.4 4.3 3.2 2.6 2.4 0.8 0.2 0.1
Antoine Vermette 89.8 7.0 5.5 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.5 3.3 2.5 2.4 2.0 1.3
Christian Ruuttu 89.5 5.2 4.7 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.2 1.7 1.6 0.3
Ryan Malone 89.2 6.2 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.1 3.7 3.0 2.9 0.7 0.6 -0.3
Grant Warwick 89.2 4.6 4.4 4.2 3.8 3.3 2.9 1.6 0.9 0.3
Mikael Samuelsson 89.1 6.9 5.9 5.5 4.4 3.7 3.6 3.5 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Alexei Ponikarovsky 6.4 5.2 4.6 4.3 3.8 3.3 3.1 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1
Jude Drouin 91.1 6.1 5.7 4.9 4.7 4.5 3.3 3.1 0.8 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Bill Hay 90.6 5.9 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.4 3.3 2.8 1.5
Marc Tardif 90.3 5.9 5.8 4.7 4.6 4.2 3.6 2.7 0.2
Mike Johnson 89.9 6.6 4.8 4.8 4.4 4.3 3.2 2.6 2.4 0.8 0.2 0.1
Antoine Vermette 89.8 7.0 5.5 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.5 3.3 2.5 2.4 2.0 1.3
Christian Ruuttu 89.5 5.2 4.7 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.2 1.7 1.6 0.3
Ryan Malone 89.2 6.2 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.1 3.7 3.0 2.9 0.7 0.6 -0.3
Grant Warwick 89.2 4.6 4.4 4.2 3.8 3.3 2.9 1.6 0.9 0.3
Mikael Samuelsson 89.1 6.9 5.9 5.5 4.4 3.7 3.6 3.5 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.0 -0.1 -0.2
Don Raleigh 88.7 6.1 4.9 3.8 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.4 0.9 0.5 -0.4

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

November 13, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Voskresensk (Russia), November 13, 2004.

March 2, 2010: Traded to Pittsburgh by Toronto for Martin Skoula and Luca Caputi, March 2, 2010.

July 27, 2010: Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 27, 2010.

July 1, 2011: Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 1, 2011.

January 20, 2012: Traded to New Jersey by Carolina for Joe Sova and New Jersey's 4th round choice (Jaccob Slavin) in 2012 Entry Draft, January 20, 2012.

July 1, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 1, 2012.

September 16, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Donetsk (KHL), September 16, 2012.

February 13, 2013: Traded to New Jersey by Winnipeg for New Jersey's 7th round choice (Brenden Kichton) in 2013 Entry Draft and a 4th round choice in 2014 Entry Draft, February 13, 2013.

August 5, 2013: Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (KHL), August 5, 2013.

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