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Paul Postma
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Position Defence
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
198 lb (90 kg)
NLA Team
F. Teams
HC Lugano
AMBHL
Red Deer Chiefs Bantam AAA
AMHL
Red Deer Chiefs Midget AAA
WHL
Swift Current Broncos
Calgary Hitmen
AHL
Chicago Wolves
St. John's IceCaps
Manitoba Moose
Providence Bruins
NHL
Atlanta Thrashers
Winnipeg Jets
Boston Bruins
KHL
Ak Bars Kazan
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Teams Canada
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 22, 1989,
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
NHL Draft 205th overall, 2007
Atlanta Thrashers
Pro Career 2002 – present

Paul Postma (born February 22, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the HC Lugano of the NLA. He was drafted 205th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. During his major junior career with the Swift Current Broncos and Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) Postma won the WHL Plus-Minus Award and was a WHL East First Team All-Star in 2009.

Playing careerEdit

Postma has played major junior in the WHL for the Swift Current Broncos and Calgary Hitmen. After a 24-point season in 2006–07, he was drafted in the 7th round, 205th overall, by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The next season, he was traded to the Calgary Hitmen, where he recorded 14 goals and 42 points. In 2008–09, Postma emerged with a 23-goal, 84-point campaign, first among league defencemen, setting team records for single-season goals (surpassed Kenton Smith's 19 goals in 1998–99) and points (tied with Matt Kinch) by a defenceman. He earned WHL East First Team All-Star honours, along with teammates Brandon Kozun and Brett Sonne and a nomination for the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as the league's top defenceman, opposite Jonathon Blum of the Vancouver Giants. With a league-high +67 plus-minus rating, he won the WHL Plus-Minus Award. During the second round of the subsequent 2009 playoffs, Postma was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Thrashers.[1] He finished the 2009 playoffs with 13 points in 18 games, as the Hitmen were defeated in the finals by the Kelowna Rockets.On Tuesday September 20th, 2011 he scored the first home pre-season goal for the Winnipeg Jets.

PersonalEdit

Postma attended Gateway Christian School and Notre Dame High School in Red Deer, Alberta. He is the son of John and Janet Postma and has three sisters; Alissa, Jamie-Lea and Sharlene.

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05Swift Current BroncosWHL40000
2005–06Swift Current BroncosWHL582911640000
2006–07Swift Current BroncosWHL70519244260110
2007–08Swift Current BroncosWHL20002
2007–08Calgary HitmenWHL66142842301664104
2008–09Calgary HitmenWHL702361842818581310
2009–10Chicago WolvesAHL631514292470220
2010–11Chicago WolvesAHL6912334520
2010–11Atlanta ThrashersNHL10000
AHL totals 132 27 47 54 44 7 0 2 2 0
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Postma inks contract with Thrashers". CanWest News Services (2009-04-11). Retrieved on 2009-04-12.

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