Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, in conjunction with its AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, announced today they have recalled goaltender Ondrej Pavelec from the Moose. Ben Chiarot has been placed on retro-active injured reserve to Jan. 11 with an upper-body injury.
Pavelec, 29, has played 18 games for the Manitoba Moose this season, registering an 8-7-2 record with a 2.78 goals against average and .917 save percentage. Prior to this season, the native of Kladno, Czech Rep., spent the previous five years with the Winnipeg Jets. Pavelec has played 371 NHL games over nine seasons and has a 148-154-47 record with a 2.86 career goals against average along with a .907 save percentage. He back-stopped the Jets to a playoff berth in 2015 leading the Jets with a 9-2-1 record with a .955 save percentage in the team's final 12 games of the 2014-15 season
Pavelec was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the second round, 41st overall at the 2005 NHL Draft.
Born: Aug. 31, 1987 -- Kladno, Czech Rep.
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