Alexei Ponikarovsky
Alexei Ponikarovsky
Left Wing
NUMBER: 23
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
WEIGHT: 225
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 09/04/1980
BIRTHPLACE: Kiev, UKR
DRAFTED: TOR: 1998-87 overall

2008-09 REGULAR SEASON
- One of two Maple Leafs (Pavel Kubina) to play in all 81 games so far this season
- Tied for the team-lead with a plus five (+5) rating, and is second in goals (23), assists (37), points (60) and shots (184)
- Collected an assist on Apr. 7 at NJD
- Collected an assist on Apr. 3 at PHI
- Posted a five-game point streak (Mar. 19-28) with 10 points (four goals, six assists) in that span
- Registered three points (two goals, one assist) on Mar. 28 vs. BOS
- Collected an assist in consecutive games (Mar. 24, 27)
- Registered four points (two goals, two assists) on Mar. 21 at MTL
- Registered a career high four assists, including his 200th career NHL point on Mar. 14 vs. CGY
- Registered three points (one goal, two assists) on Dec. 22 at ATL
- Registered a five-game point streak (Oct. 21-29) with seven points (two goals, five assists) in that span

MILESTONES REACHED THIS SEASON
- Set career highs in goals, assists and points
- Career high four assists in one game
- 400th NHL game
- 100th NHL assist
- 200th NHL point
2005-06: Played 81 games for Toronto collecting 38 points (21 goals, 17 assists) with 68 penalty minutesRegistered a career high in games played, goals, points, and penalty minutesRanked first on the team in plus/minus (+15)Ranked third on the team in goalsRanked second (tie) on the team in games playedRanked first (tie) on the team and eighth (tie) in the NHL in shorthanded goals (4)Ranked 15th (tie) in the NHL in shorthanded points (5)Registered a career high three points (two goals, one assist) November 19 vs. AtlantaMissed one game due to injury March 21Registered a career high six game point streak (four goals, three assists) March 26 - April 6Collected a career high three points (one goal, two assists) April 1 vs. Buffalo...2004-05: Played 19 games for Voskresensk of the Russian Hockey League collecting six points (one goal, five assists) with 16 penalty minutes2003-04: Played 73 games for Toronto collecting 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists) with 44 penalty minutes Ranked second on the team in multiple assist games (5-tie) and third in plus/minus (+14)Set then career highs in games played, goals, assists, points and penalty minutesRegistered his first career NHL multiple point game (two assists) December 26 at the New York RangersRegistered his first career NHL multiple goal game (two goals) including the game winning goal January 21 at WashingtonPlayed his 100th career NHL game and scored a goal February 28 vs. New JerseyPlayed all 13 playoff games collecting four points (one goal, three assists) with eight penalty minutesFinished second on the team in game winning goals (1-tie)Registered his first career NHL playoff point (assist) April 8 vs. OttawaScored his first career NHL playoff goal (game winning goal) April 28 vs. Philadelphia2002-03: Played 13 games for Toronto collecting three assists with 11 penalty minutesRecalled from St. John's of the American Hockey League on four occasions (November 28, January 3, March 6, March 28)Spent the majority of the season with St. John's collecting 46 points (24 goals, 22 assists) with 68 penalty minutesFinished first on the team in plus/minus (+18), second in goals (tie) and fourth in pointsSet a career high in goalsSelected to the PlanetUSA Team at the AHL All-Star Classic but did not play due to injuryRegistered his 100th career AHL point (goal) December 21 at Manitoba2001-02: Played eight games for Toronto scoring two goalsPlayed four games for the Ukraine at the Olympics collecting two points (one goal, one assist) with six penalty minutesSpent the majority of the season with St. John's collecting 48 points (21 goals, 27 assists) with 74 penalty minutesSet career highs in points, assists, penalty minutes and shotsCollected three points (one goal, two assists) November 25 at SpringfieldPlayed his 100th career AHL game February 17 at ManitobaPlayed 10 playoff games for TorontoPlayed his first career NHL playoff game April 26 vs. the New York IslandersPlayed five playoff games for St. John's collecting three points (two goals, one assist)2000-01: Played 22 games for Toronto collecting four points (one goal, three assists) with 14 penalty minutesPlayed his first career NHL game January 10 vs. Tampa BayRegistered his first career NHL point (assist) January 12 vs. PhoenixScored his first career NHL goal February 1 at WashingtonSpent the majority of the season with St. John's collecting 36 points (12 goals, 24 assists) with 44 penalty minutesPlayed four playoff games for St. John's1999-00: Played 19 games for Moscow Dynamo of the Russian Elite League scoring one goal with eight penalty minutesPlayed 29 games for THK Tver in the First Division of the Russian Hockey League collecting 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) with 26 penalty minutesPlayed one playoff game for Moscow Dynamo1998-99: Played 13 games for Krylja Sovetov of the Russian Elite League collecting three points (two goals, one assist) with two penalty minutesPlayed three playoff games for Moscow Dynamo1997-98: Played 24 games for Moscow Dynamo in the First Division of the Russian.