Neal Pionk#4 • D
- Status: In training camp
- Height: 6'0
- Weight: 186 lbs.
- Shoots: R
- Experience: 2 years
- Birthdate: Jul 29, 1995 (24 years)
- Birthplace: Hermantown, MN
- Drafted: Signed by NY Rangers in 2017.
- Acquired: Acquired in a trade with NY Rangers in 2019.
|A solid, puck-moving defenseman, he can put up impressive point totals at lower levels. His offensive instincts also make him a candidate to play on the power play. He makes smart decisions with the puck most of the time. Does not have ideal size (6-0, 186 pounds) for the National Hockey League. Therefore, he needs to add bulk and get physically stronger in order to maximize production at the highest level. Could stand to shoot the puck more often.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Solid defenseman with some upside.|
|NCAA||Frozen Four All-Tournament Team||2016-17|
|NCHC||Second All-Star Team||2016-17|