The rookies will gather in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17.

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 Ondrej Pavelec

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Ondrej Pavelec

The rookies will gather in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17.

The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for their return to the NHL and opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 9 at the MTS Centre. During the next few weeks, we will provide you with an-up close look at some of the players who are expected to be in the team's starting lineup when it hits the ice against the legendary Habs.

 

31 ONDREJ PAVELEC

GOALIE

NUMBER: 31

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 220

CATCHES: Left

BORN: August 31, 1987 (age 23)

BIRTHPLACE: Kladno, Czech Republic

ACQUIRED: Selected by Atlanta in the second round,

41st overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft

* Played junior in the QJMHL with Cape Breton and twice won the league's Jacques Plante Trophy for top goalie

* Won gold with the Czech Republic at the 2010 IIHF World Championship

* Won a Calder Cup with the Chicago Wolves in 2008

* Favourite player growing up was Dominik Hasek

* First game in the NHL is top hockey memory

* Father and sister coach hockey in Czech Republic

* Would be a pro soccer player if not a hockey player

SEASON TEAM GP W L T OT SO GA SA SV% GAA MIN

2010-2011 THRASHERS 58 21 23 - 9 4 147 1,705 .914 2.73 3,225

NHL TOTALS 119 41 51 0 16 6 328 3,549 .908 3.03 6,489