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Alexei Ponikarovsky

Alexei Ponikarovsky  #12

Left Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: April 9, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Kiev, Ukraine
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: TOR / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (87th overall)
Signed as a free agent by Voskresensk (Russia), November 13, 2004. Traded to Pittsburgh by Toronto for Martin Skoula and Luca Caputi, March 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 27, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 1, 2011. 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. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 1, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Donetsk (KHL), September 16, 2012. Traded to New Jersey by Winnipeg for New Jersey's 7th round choice (Brenden Kichton) in 2013 Entry Draft and New Jersey's 4th round choice (Nelson Nogier) in 2014 Entry Draft, February 13, 2013. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (KHL), August 5, 2013.
Quote of the Day

I was surprised. I knew I got it. It's tough. You never know how hard it is until it registers on the gun. I got pretty much all I could into and you just hope for the best.

— Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber after winning the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition