Ondrej Pavelec RUMORS & NEWS

  • World Cup goalie Pavelec has a contract and expects to be back in net for Jets next season

    Winnipeg Sun "Next fall’s World Cup of Hockey might overcome the obstacles it faces and be a smash hit, I don’t know. Why the big thinkers in the game messed with a perfectly good international concept by going away from a straight country-vs-country tournament will always be a head-scratcher for..." March 04

  • Jets' Pavelec out through December with knee sprain

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets placed goaltender Ondrej Pavelec on injured reserve Monday with what coach Paul Maurice called a significant knee sprain that will keep him out through at least December. Pavelec sustained the injury in the second period of the Jets' 3-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes on..." November 23

  • Jets recall top goalie prospect Connor Hellebuyck with Pavelec injured

    CBS Sports "The Winnipeg Jets lost starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec on Saturday night after a collision with Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan. Pavelec left the game with a lower-body injury and his status has not been updated. However, the team has already recalled Connor Hellebuyck from the American..." November 22

  • Young talent puts pressure on Pavs

    Winnipeg Free Press "Not too long ago, Ondrej Pavelec packed up his goaltender pads for the summer following a season that ended with him earning fist-bumps and backslaps for his resiliency and perseverance. Not only did the 27-year-old set career highs for goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts —..." June 24

  • Big question for Winnipeg Jets: What to do with Ondrej Pavelec?

    Winnipeg Sun "Set aside the playoff race in the Western Conference for a moment, even though the Winnipeg Jets’ fragile grip on a spot is loosening almost by the day. Never mind the play of both goaltenders, which since the all-star break has been anything but all-star caliber. Let’s even park, for..." March 16

  • Pavelec issue tough to figure

    Winnipeg Free Press "Another season for the Winnipeg Jets and another poor overall performance in the crease. If the Jets are ever going to go from perennial springtime duds to playoff bloomers, they must improve their goals against. Priority No. 1. In Winnipeg, when the discussion turns to save percentage and..." March 20

  • Pavelec will not start Czech opener in Sochi

    Sportsnet "The Czechs will not begin the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with their best-known goaltender in the crease — or even in uniform. In a surprise decision, Ondrej Pavelec will be a healthy scratch for his country when the Czech team opens the tournament against Team Sweden Wednesday. Instead,..." February 11

  • Loss clears path for Pavelec's return

    Winnipeg Sun "Here's something to take from the Jets 4-3 loss in Ottawa, Thursday. At least it clears the way for goalie Ondrej Pavelec's return to the net, in Boston, Saturday. Not that Al Montoya was bad against the Sens. But had Montoya stood on his head and led the Jets to a fourth straight win, it..." January 03

  • Jets have question in the crease but lean toward Pavelec

    Winnipeg Sun "It’s becoming a delicate matter that can crease even the most stoic head coach’s forehead. That is, who should be in the crease for the Winnipeg Jets these days, beginning Friday night against Florida? The Jets’ undisputed No. 1 goalie, based on past performance and contract, isn’t so..." December 20

  • Not enough support for Pavelec

    Winnipeg Free Press "Ondrej Pavelec likely wouldn't even consider it. He'll insist he's just doing his job stopping pucks -- many many pucks -- for the Winnipeg Jets. But if he were so inclined he could certainly build a darn good case for abandonment through the first three games of the young NHL season -- and..." October 07

  • Jets coach Noel confident in goaltender Pavelec

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets made their first round of training-camp cuts on Monday sending 10 players packing to junior or minor-league clubs. Few of the cuts came as a surprise. A whole pack of the Jets’ 2013 draftees are headed back to their junior clubs including: goalie Eric Comrie (Tri-City..." September 16

  • Ondrej Pavelec needs to be even better for Jets to contend

    Winnipeg Free Press "It can be argued Ondrej Pavelec got the Winnipeg Jets to where they are right now. However, at the end of the day, ninth place is not where anyone wants to be. Pavelec certainly didn't hold the Jets back this season, but until this team becomes more defensively reliable, he'll have to do more..." April 25

  • Pavs sorry, Jets aren't thrilled either

    Winnipeg Free Press "Ondrej Pavelec made countless highlight-of-the-night saves while tending goal for the Winnipeg Jets last winter. But his next few, which might save his reputation with his employer, teammates, agent, fans, and ultimately help himself, could arguably be the biggest and most important of his..." July 18

  • Pavelec gets five-year deal, must now bump up game

    Winnipeg Free Press "The numbers on Ondrej Pavelec's spiffy new contract will be a hot topic in a business that is all about cap hits, salary ceilings and floors. But while Winnipeg Jets faithful dissect the new deal -- a five-year, $19.5-million pact made official Monday -- the bigger question might be..." June 26

  • How Much Does Ondrej Pavelec Deserve? (Hint: not $4M/year)

    Arctic Ice Hockey "There has been a firestorm surrounding Ondrej Pavelec ever since Darren Dreger released this tweet Tuesday: Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger Pavelec is pending RFA with a big $ offer from KHL. It will take $4mil\multi years to keep him in NHL. Pay or trade him...Jets only..." June 21

  • Pavelec deked out by Jets

    Winnipeg Free Press "Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec is in the middle of a controversy with officials from the Czech Republic national team over his availability for next month's IIHF world championships. At his exit meetings with Jet coaches and management last weekend the 24-year-old native of Kladno told the club..." April 14

  • It all starts with Pavelec

    Winnipeg Free Press "If you were to poll the Winnipeg Jets at this moment as to who their MVP is, the answer -- just for the record -- would not be unanimous. Oh sure, almost from the drop of the first puck back in October through the recent dominant homestand the players have repeated over and over again that..." March 08

  • A matter of redemption

    Winnipeg Free Press "The first part of it can sometimes be painful, but Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec is beginning to take on a label that doesn't sound all that terrible -- a good bounce-back netminder. The perils of the position were in full view Monday night here when Pavelec and the Jets caved in during..." March 02

  • Pavelec's actual worth far outstrips his numbers

    Winnipeg Free Press "THE man responsible for one of the more memorable moments this season had no interest in looking back. Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec's 50-save performance in Tuesday's night overtime loss was still on the mind of most hanging around the MTS Centre Wednesday morning, and why not? He..." February 23

  • Jets leave Pavelec out to dry

    Winnipeg Sun "You've heard of players with no-trade clauses in their contracts? Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec might want to explore a no-State clause for his next deal. As in, no games in Pennsylvania. For the second time this season, Pavelec gave up at least a converted touchdown in the Keystone..." February 12

  • Pavelec left 'hung out to dry'

    Winnipeg Free Press "Most nights, Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel is the picture of analysis and composure no matter what the result. Noel didn't raise his voice with reporters after Saturday's 8-5 defeat by the Pittsburgh Penguins, but there was surely steam seeping from his ears in the hallway of the Consol..." February 12

  • Pavelec's once-super stats take a tumble

    Winnipeg Free Press "All those great numbers in winning his last three starts, allowing just three goals, and going 6-2-1 in the last nine as the Winnipeg Jets' rock in goal? They still count but it'll be back to the drawing board on stats improvement for Ondrej Pavelec. Pavelec's chart took a big hit on..." December 11

  • Jets come to Pavelec's defence

    Winnipeg Free Press "Looking quite rested, Ondrej Pavelec said he didn't feel like he turned in a 33-save night. That's what the scoreboard read as the final horn sounded on the Winnipeg Jets 1-0 shutout win over the Phoenix Coyotes at MTS Centre Thursday night, though, as the 24-year-old stopped all 33 pucks..." December 02

  • Perfection for Pavelec

    Winnipeg Free Press "He had just finished an acrobatic goaltending routine that would have had fellow Czech legend Dominic Hasek beaming and a Ringling Bros. recruiter offering up a lucrative contract to run away and join the circus. And yet when a media scrum approached Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Ondrej Pavelec..." November 04

  • Conditioning top priority for Thrashers, Pavelec

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Inconsistency killed the Thrashers' playoff hopes. They won November games against top teams in Washington and Detroit by a combined score of 10-1, and they blew a two-goal, third-period lead to league-worst Edmonton in February. Addressing that problem, the same message was delivered to each..." April 13

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