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Pavelec Day on the Season Countdown

by Mitchell Clinton (@MClinton007) / Winnipeg Jets

Ondrej Pavelec’s number 31 is the focus of today’s countdown to the Winnipeg Jets’ season opener in Arizona on October 9.

The 27-year-old goaltender from Kladno, Czech Republic, is entering his eighth NHL season after being drafted in the 2nd round in 2005. Last season, Pavelec started 57 games for the Jets and made highlight reel saves like these:

Near the end of last year, Pavelec, along with teammate Chris Thorburn surprised a young boy named Austin at Champlain School in Winnipeg.

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