|Born||July 29, 1995,|
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
New York Rangers
|Ntl. team||United States of America|
Undrafted, Pionk first played at the junior level with the Sioux City Musketeers in the United States Hockey League, before committing to a collegiate career with the University of Minnesota Duluth of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. While playing with the Musketeers, Pionk was named to the First All-Star Team and named Defenseman of the Year.
On May 1, 2017, Pionk signed a two-year, $3.55 million contract with the New York Rangers. Pionk made his NHL debut on February 9, 2018, in a 4–3 win over the Calgary Flames. He recorded his first NHL goal on March 24, against the Buffalo Sabres. Pionk split the season between the Rangers and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Pionk joined the Rangers full-time during the 2018–19 season. He recorded six goals and 26 points in 73 games, leading all Rangers' defencemen with 13 power play points.
On June 17, 2019, Pionk and a 2019 first-round pick were traded to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Jacob Trouba. The first-round pick originally belonged to the Jets. On July 21, the Jets signed Pionk to a two-year, $6 million contract extension.
|Competitor for United States of America|
|Men's ice hockey|
Regular season and playoffs
|2012–13||Sioux City Musketeers||USHL||12||1||5||6||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Sioux City Musketeers||USHL||54||2||21||23||93||7||0||1||1||10|
|2014–15||Sioux City Musketeers||USHL||53||7||41||48||104||5||0||1||1||10|
|2015–16||U. of Minnesota Duluth||NCHC||40||4||13||17||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||U. of Minnesota Duluth||NCHC||42||7||27||34||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||48||1||16||17||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||New York Rangers||NHL||28||1||13||14||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||New York Rangers||NHL||73||6||20||26||35||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|First All-Star Team||2015|||
|Defenseman of the Year||2015|
|NCHC All-Tournament Team||2017|||
|NCAA All-Tournament Team||2017|||
|NCHC Second All-Star Team||2017|
- NEAL PIONK. Retrieved on November 7, 2018.
- League Names 2014-15 All-USHL Teams (May 28, 2015). Retrieved on November 7, 2018.
- Rangers Agree To Terms With Free Agent Defenseman Neal Pionk (May 1, 2017). Retrieved on February 12, 2018.
- Rangers beat Flames to snap 4-game losing streak (February 9, 2018). Retrieved on February 12, 2018.
- Rangers rookies make good first impression in NHL debuts (February 10, 2018). Retrieved on February 12, 2018.
- Vesey, Georgiev lead Rangers to 5-1 win over Sabres (March 24, 2018). Retrieved on May 1, 2018.
- Jets acquire Neal Pionk and a first-round draft pick. Winnipeg Jets (June 17, 2019). Retrieved on June 17, 2019.
- Jets sign Neal Pionk to a two-year contract. Retrieved on July 21, 2019.
- 2018 U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER. Retrieved on April 29, 2018.
- Bulldogs capture 2017 Frozen Faceoff for first NCHC title. NCHC (2017-03-18). Retrieved on 2017-03-18.
- "Denver Survives, Claims 8th National Championship", Inside Hockey, 2017-04-09. Retrieved on 2018-04-23.
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