Paul Postma Signs Two Year Deal

The Winnipeg Jets re-sign Paul Postma – 

The Winnipeg Jets and RFA defenceman Paul Postma have agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $1,775,000.  It will carry a cap hit and an AAV of $887,500 for each season.

Paul Postma

DOB: Feb. 22, 1989   Born: Red Deer, AB

Height: 6’3   Weight: 200

Drafted by: Atlanta   Round: 7th   Overall: 205   Year: 2007 NHL Entry Draft

2014-15 NHL Stats: Regular season

Games: 42  G: 2  A: 4   Pts: 6  PIM: 16  Plus/Minus: +1

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Paul Postma has been in and out of the line-up during his tenure in Winnipeg but he has shown flashes of being a competent NHL defenceman.  His biggest problem is he has major consistency swings in his play and it’s probably because he doesn’t get consistent playing time due to the numbers game, a new coach, and injuries.  Paul Postma is a big man but he doesn’t play a big mans game.  At times early on in his Jets career, he struggled in his own end but over the past couple of season his defensive game along with his physical play have really improved.

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Postma is a good skater, handles the puck very well, and has very good offensive instincts but the Jets right side is already booked solid with Tyler Myers, Dustin Byfuglien, and Jacob Trouba.  He was an AHL “All-Star” based on his offensive game but he really hasn’t had the opportunity to play that type of role in Winnipeg.

Paul Postma has a new two-year deal and hopefully he can get some consistent playing time and maybe his offensive game from the WHL and the AHL can transition at the NHL level.  I don’t actually see this happening unless there are some defencemen on the depth chart ahead of him being traded.  So, it looks like he is destined to be a depth guy again for a couple more years.

It looks like Paul Postma is stuck in “Winnipeg RD” purgatory for two more years! It’s too bad because I really think he has something to offer.



  1. Todd Leroux says

    I always wonder about cross-training these guys as depth forwards.

    Didn’t Pardy-time play a game or two up front? It’s just another opportunity to get them some more playing time (though, of course, at the expense of someone else).

    Happy for the (Cdn) kid, who has paid his dues (so to speak), to get another couple of mil for his perseverance.

    Though definitely in hockey purgatory, life could be worse.


    • Mitch Kasprick says

      I wouldn’t mind being in his hockey purgatory …. I guess it’s all relative!

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