Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jason Pominville
Jason Pominville was born November 30, 1982 in Repentigny, Quebec. The second round, 55th overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Pominville is a graduate of the QMJHL's Shawinigan Cataractes.

An offensively gifted forward, Pominville played four seasons in Shawinigan registering 255 points (107-148-255) while being named a QMJHL First Team All-Star, the league's Most Sportsmanlike Player and a CHL Third Team All-Star in 2001-02.

In 2002-03, Pominville made his professional debut with the AHL's Rochester Americans before making his NHL debut with the Sabres during the 2003-04 season. Following a strong rookie season with Rochester in 2002-03, Pominville nearly doubled his offensive totals in 2003-04, finishing the season with 64 points (34-30-64) while impressing the Sabres brass enough to warrant his first taste of the NHL.

In his rookie season with the Sabres, Pominville tallied a respectable 30 points in 57 games. He continued to produce offensively with the Sabres the following season and quickly established himself as one of the Sabres' top stars by scoring 34 goals and assists for 68 points. Pominville bettered his career high in assists in 2007-08 by notching 53 assists and 80 points. During that season Pominville finished as Buffalo's captain through the months of March and April.

In the 2006 playoffs he scored the series-clinching goal in the second round against the Ottawa Senators - a shorthanded effort in overtime of Game 5. It marked the first time in NHL history that a playoff series was decided by an overtime shorthanded goal

Pominville made a name for himself in 2007-08. He scored at nearly a point-per-game with 80 points in 82 games. The Sabres utilized a rotating captaincy during the 2007-08 season; Pominville was named captain for the months of March and April. He was nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the league's most sportsmanlike player, along with Pavel Datsyuk and Martin St. Louis, though award would go to Datsyuk.

Over the next two seasons Pominville would establish himself as a consistent offensive contributor. In both years he would surpass the 20 goal and 60 point marks.

Prior to the start of the 2011-12 season Pominville was named the 16th captain in Bufallo Sabres history.

The 2011-12 season would come with an offensive resurgence for Pominville. For the first time since 2006-07 he would reach the 30 goal mark and would surpass 70 points for the second time in his career.

On April 3rd, 2013 Pominville's time in Buffalo would come to an end. The career-Sabre was traded to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Johan Larsson, Matt Hackett as well as first and second round draft picks.

In his first full season with Minnesota, Pominville would lead all Wild skaters in scoring with 60 points. He would also reach the 30-goal plateau for the third time in his career and add 30 assists. He would follow that up with 54 points the following season and 36 in 2015-16.

Pominville's time in Minnesota would come to an end in the summer of 2017. He was traded back to the Buffalo Sabres along with Marco Scandella in exchange for Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Cap-de-Madeleine Estacades QAAA 13 3 7 10
1998-99 Cap-de-Madeleine Estacades QAAA 41 18 38 56 16 7 2 7 9 0
1998-99 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 60 4 17 21 12 -1 13 2 3 5 0
2000-01 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 71 46 67 113 24 +42 10 6 6 12 0
2001-02 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 66 57 64 121 32 +40 2 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Rochester Americans AHL 73 13 21 34 16 +5 3 1 1 2 0
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Rochester Americans AHL 66 34 30 64 30 -1 16 9 10 19 6
2004-05 Rochester Americans AHL 78 30 38 68 43 +1
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 57 18 12 30 22 -4 18 5 5 10 8
2005-06 Rochester Americans AHL 18 19 7 26 11 +2
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 34 34 68 30 +25 16 4 6 10 0
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 27 53 80 20 +16
2007-08 United States WC-A 7 2 3 5 0 +1
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 20 46 66 18 -4
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 24 38 62 22 +13 6 2 2 4 2
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 22 30 52 15 +1 5 1 3 4 2
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 30 43 73 12 -7
2012-13 Adler Mannheim Germany 7 5 7 12 0
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37 10 15 25 8 +1
2012-13 Minnesota Wild NHL 10 4 5 9 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 30 30 60 16 +3 13 2 7 9 0
2014-15 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 18 36 54 8 +9 10 3 3 6 0
2015-16 Minnesota Wild NHL 75 11 25 36 12 +10 6 4 3 7 6
2016-17 Minnesota Wild NHL 78 13 34 47 4 +2 5 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 905 261 401 662 187 81 21 30 51 18


QMJHL First All-Star Team (2002) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012) Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), December 4, 2012. Traded to Minnesota by Buffalo with Buffalo's 4th round pick (later traded to Edmonton - Edmonton selected William Lagesson) in 2014 NHL Draft for Matt Hackett, Johan Larsson, Minnesota's 1st round pick (Nikita Zadorov) in 2013 NHL Draft and Minnesota's 2nd round pick (Vaclav Karabacek) in 2014 NHL Draft, April 3, 2013. Traded to Buffalo by Minnesota with Marco Scandella and Minnesota's 4th round pick in 2018 NHL Draft for Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno and Buffalo's 3rd round pick in 2018 NHL Draft, June 30. 2017.
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