Jason was born on november 30th 1982 in Repentigny, Quebec to former minor league goaltender Jean-Marie Pominville, and a american mother. Jason is now married to his longtime girlfriend with whom he now boasts about two new family trophies, one of each kind.

Year-by-Year Career

1995: Played for Repentigny at the Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament.

1996: Played for the “Montréal Canadiens”
(rive-nord elites) in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament. Was a teammate there with Pascal LeClaire and at least nowadays longtime friend Yanick Lehoux.

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My 1999/00 Shawinigan Cataractes auto

1997/98: Drafted 57th overall by the Shawinigan Cataractes in the QMJHL Entry Draft.

1998/99: Finished 6th in the Quebec Midget AAA-league in assists. Played in first two QMJHL games at age 16.

2000/01: Enjoyed a breakthrough season in the QMJHL and finished 10th in QMJHL-scoring. Played in the CHL Top Prospects Game. In the summer he was drafted 55th overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.

2001/02: Selected to the CHL Third All-Star Team and QMJHL First All-Star Team. QMJHL Most Sportsmanlike Player. Finished 2nd in the league in goals and 7th in points. Led Shawinigan in goals, while finishing 2nd in assists and points. An injury towards the end of the regular season caused him to miss most of the playoffs.

2002/03: As a rookie in the AHL he finished 7th on the Rochester Americans with 34 points.

My 2003/04 Upper Deck Premier Collection RC
My 2003/04 Upper Deck Premier Collection RC

2003/04: Finished 4th in AHL goal-scoring and led the Americans in that department. Played in first and for this season only NHL Game on Dec. 27. AHL Player of the Week Feb. 29.

2004/05: During an NHL lockout-strengthened AHL season he finished second in Rochester in goals, and third in assists and points.

2005/06: By scoring 19 goals in his first 18 games of the AHL season he  was promoted to the Buffalo Sabres for good. As a rookie there he finished 88th in the league in goals per game amongst players who played at least 25 games. In the playoffs he became the first player ever to clinch a series in overtime shorthanded, when he passed Daniel Alfredsson and scored on Ray Emery. At the end he and his team reached the Conference finals, but no more.

My 2010/11 Panini Dominion Peerless Patches. Piece of game-used jersey is from the 2005/06-season.
My 2010/11 Panini Dominion Peerless Patches. Piece of game-used jersey is from the 2005/06-season.

2006/07: Finished 26th in the NHL with a career high 34 goals, 2nd with 30 even-strength ones, and was 38th in Selke Trophy voting.  On the Sabres, he finished 2nd in goals and 4th in points. At seasons end, Pominville and his team had reached their second straight Conference Final.

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My december 22 2007 MeiGray goal puck

2007/08: Finished 15th and 19th in assists and points with career highs of 53 and 80 respectively, 47th in goals. 10th in the league with 24 even-strength goals. Finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, 9th in Right Wing All-Star Team voting and 35th in Selke Trophy voting. Finished 3rd on the Sabres in goals, 1st in assists and 2nd in points.

When the team missed the playoffs he chose to represent his mothers country USA at the 2008 World Hockey Championships. The team lost in the quarterfinals against Finland.

2008/09: Finished 29th in the NHL in assists and 47th in points. 15th in Lady Byng Trophy voting. 50th in Selke Trophy voting. Finished 3rd on the Sabres in goals, 1st in assists and 2nd in points.

2009/10: Finished 49th in the NHL in points, 23rd in Lady Byng Trophy voting. Finished 3rd on the Sabres in goals, assists and points.

2010/11: His iron streak of 335 games came to an end on October 13 due to a concussion he received two days earlier from an illegal hit by Niklas Hjalmarsson, who was suspended for it. Pommer finished the season with 22 goals and 52 points in 73 games and was 17th in Lady Byng Trophy voting. He finished 3rd on the Sabres in goals, 2nd in assists and and third in points.

12-13 panini limited net crashers
My 2012/13 Panini Limited Net Crashers, goal net card

2011/12: Finished 28th in the NHL in goals, 27th in assists and 19th in points. Played in 1st NHL All-Star Game. 8th in Lady Byng Trophy voting. Led the Sabres in goals, assists and points.

2012/13: During the lockout he chose to play with longtime friends Jochen Hecht and Yanick Lehoux for the Mannheim Eagles in the German first division.

When the lockout ended he placed 57th in the NHL in goals and 54th in points. Was 8th in Lady Byng Trophy voting and 31th for the Selke Trophy. The season was abrupted by a trade to the Minnesota Wild on April 3rd, but his totals for the season would have put him 3rd on the Buffalo Sabres(Where he played the majority of the campign) in goals, assists and points.

2013/14: Finished 16th in the NHL in goals, and 44th in points. 8th in Right Wing All-Star Team voting and 12th for the Lady Byng. NHL Player of the Week Nov. 4. Finished 1st on the Wild in goals and points, 4th in assists. In the playoffs the Wild reached the second round where they succumbed to the reigning Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Pommer had 2+7 in 13 games.