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James Neal

28-Year-Old Right Wing – Nashville Predators

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Despite missing 15 games, Neal was still a force near the net in his first season with the Predators, scoring 23 times in 67 games. While his point total dipped to 37 after he scored at more than a point-per-game clip in his final year with Pittsburgh, Neal still fired 221 s...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 221   DOB: 9/3/1987   BORN: Whitby, Ontario   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #33 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a six-year, $30 million contract to remain in Pittsburgh through the 2017-18 season, in February of 2012.

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James Neal NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2008-09 21 77 24 13 37 -11 51 171 14.0 2 0 15:52 9 1 10 2:13 194 27
2009-10 22 78 27 28 55 -5 64 200 13.5 4 1 18:12 2 8 10 2:45 174 32
2010-11 23 NHL DAL 59 21 18 39 8 60 160 13.1 3 0 17:42 5 3 8 2:26 120 22
2010-11 23 NHL PIT 20 1 5 6 -1 6 52 1.9 0 0 16:54 0 2 2 4:39 39 4
2011-12 24 NHL PIT 80 40 41 81 6 87 329 12.2 4 0 19:08 18 12 30 4:09 108 15
2012-13 25 NHL PIT 40 21 15 36 5 26 136 15.4 6 0 17:28 9 7 16 5:12 56 17
2013-14 26 NHL PIT 59 27 34 61 15 55 238 11.3 4 0 18:27 11 15 26 4:31 58 23
2014-15 27 NHL NSH 67 23 14 37 12 57 221 10.4 6 0 18:05 3 1 4 3:06 71 30
2015-16 28 NHL NSH 82 31 27 58 27 65 268 11.6 3 0 19:04 4 10 14 3:05 113 31
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Time On Ice Stats

19:04

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, James Neal was on the ice for 19:04.

3:05

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, James Neal was on the ice for 3:05 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 18:27 4:31
2014-15 18:05 3:06
2015-16 19:04 3:05

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   James Neal
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 27 @ANA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:59 2:13
Apr 25 ANA 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 21:20 0:36
Apr 23 @ANA 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 20:24 3:04
Apr 21 ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 20:21 4:34
Apr 19 ANA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 23:55 5:33
Apr 17 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:01 5:05
Apr 15 @ANA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 11.1 5 0 20:43 3:47
Apr 9 @DAL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 3 2 20:08 3:14
Apr 7 ARI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 19:22 3:30
Apr 5 COL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:38 0:31
Apr 2 SAN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:24 1:41
Mar 31 @PIT 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 4 0 18:19 3:04
Mar 29 @DAL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 3 0 21:05 2:30
Mar 28 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 3 1 23:09 2:02
Mar 26 CLM 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 17:25 2:31
Mar 24 VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 23:47 1:31
Mar 21 LOS 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 3 33.3 3 0 15:45 1:10
Mar 18 @WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 18:36 1:40
Mar 17 NYI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 18:20 0:58
Mar 14 @EDM 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 75.0 0 1 17:07 2:27
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Mar 12 @VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:40 1:57
Mar 9 @CGY 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 17:49 1:24
Mar 8 @WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:06 2:58
Mar 5 @COL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 1 18:00 2:04
Mar 3 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 21:47 0:00
Mar 1 DAL 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 15:20 1:45
Feb 27 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:43 4:18
Feb 25 @CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 18:13 0:52
Feb 23 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 15:15 1:04
Feb 22 @MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 21:34 1:12
Feb 20 LOS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:30 6:58
Feb 18 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:54 1:46
Feb 15 DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 19:51 2:00
Feb 13 @FLA 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 6 16.7 1 0 17:35 2:33
Feb 12 @TAM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 17:34 1:50
Feb 9 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 21:55 3:59
Feb 6 SAN 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 17:21 2:28
Feb 4 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 25:19 7:17
Feb 2 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:37 3:41
Jan 27 @CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:33 5:11
Jan 26 @VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 19:57 3:36
Jan 23 @EDM 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:28 2:31
Jan 21 @WPG 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 20.0 1 0 17:48 2:32
Jan 19 CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 22:06 3:43
Jan 16 MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:52 2:14
Jan 14 @WPG 1 1 2 2 6 0 1 0 4 25.0 1 0 19:53 1:48
Jan 12 @CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0.0 3 1 21:30 6:09
Jan 9 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 19:24 3:22
Jan 8 @COL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:11 2:03
Jan 5 WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 22:57 4:59
Jan 2 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 19:46 4:34
Dec 31 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 18:35 1:21
Dec 29 @STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 1 21:24 2:51
Dec 28 NYR 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 1 0 16:30 1:34
Dec 26 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:33 3:03
Dec 21 MON 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:38 2:55
Dec 19 MIN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 18:05 4:30
Dec 17 @STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 21:02 3:33
Dec 15 CGY 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:05 2:27
Dec 12 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 21:09 5:12
Dec 10 CHI 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 6 33.3 0 0 20:43 0:19
Dec 8 @CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:48 1:47
Dec 7 @BOS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:10 5:21
Dec 5 @DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 18:49 3:23
Dec 3 FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 24:03 1:54
Dec 1 ARI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 21:26 2:31
Nov 28 BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:46 2:07
Nov 27 @PHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:48 2:04
Nov 25 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:40 3:03
Nov 23 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 20:30 5:28
Nov 21 @MIN 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:27 1:09
Nov 20 @CLM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 20:15 3:06
Nov 17 ANA 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 33.3 3 0 17:34 6:12
Nov 14 WPG 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 50.0 1 0 15:10 2:05
Nov 12 TOR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:16 2:22
Nov 10 OTT 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:28 2:15
Nov 7 STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 0 19:29 4:59
Nov 5 @MIN 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 1 15:54 1:12
Nov 1 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 22:49 4:13
Oct 31 @LOS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 2 19:28 1:53
Oct 28 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 1 17:20 1:26
Oct 24 PIT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 17:54 2:46
Oct 22 ANA 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:37 2:42
Oct 20 TAM 2 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 8 25.0 1 0 20:28 2:51
Oct 17 @OTT 2 0 2 -2 0 2 0 0 5 40.0 3 1 22:33 5:19
Oct 15 @NYI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 3 1 16:31 1:37
Oct 13 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:59 2:06
Oct 10 EDM 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 15:40 1:57
Oct 8 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 0 16:42 2:45

James Neal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Neal came to play in Game 1 against Anaheim on Friday, opening the scoring and firing nine shots on goal in a 3-2 win.

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Neal registered a power-play assist and three hits in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Stars.

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Neal assisted on the game-winning goal and added a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 3-2 overtime victory over Arizona.

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Neal registered a helper in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Colorado, increasing his point streak to four games.

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Neal picked up an assist and two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Sharks.

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Neal scored a goal on five shots, adding an assist, four hits and a plus-2 rating against Pittsburgh on Thursday, but it wasn't enough in a 5-2 loss.

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Neal opened the scoring and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Blue Jackets.

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Neal registered a goal on five shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Vancouver.

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Neal tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Kings.

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Neal opened the scoring in the middle of the first period, then added a primary assist in the middle of the second en route to Thursday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.

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Neal recorded a hat trick in Monday's win over the Oilers.

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Neal found twine and registered an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Dallas.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

After scoring 88 goals and 178 points with Pittsburgh over the past three seasons, Neal effectively becomes the Predators’ top offensive option this season under new head coach Peter Laviolette. Neal has four years remaining on the six-year, $30 million contract he originally signed with the Pens, which makes him very affordable for the Preds, especially he’s been scoring at roughly a point-per-game clip over the past three seasons. However, from a fantasy perspective, a significant portion of his appeal has been lost now that he will no longer be suiting up with superstars like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. That said, we still think a 60-point season is well within his reach, so feel free to draft accordingly.

2013-14

Goals. Neal's goal is to score. Nothing more, nothing less. The winger notched 40 in 80 games two seasons ago and 21 in 40 contests last year. He also led the NHL with 18 power-play markers in 2011-12 and finished tied for third with nine a season ago. Neal missed eight games with a concussion. He also shifted wings to accommodate Jarome Iginla, a move that never really worked out. Neal, who has struggled to score whenever Evgeni Malkin has been out of the lineup, continues to be one of the league's elite snipers.

2012-13

Neal was one of but four NHL players to pot 40 goals in 2011-12. He clicked with Evgeni Malkin from the get-go, scoring the Pens' first goal of the season off a power-play set up by Geno. His 18 power-play goals led the league while his 81-point total was good for seventh. Factor in 329 shots, 87 penalty minutes as well as 108 hits and it's easy to see why Neal's fantasy value is higher than ever. The power forward had a penchant for streakiness up until last season, but then again, he never had teammates like Malkin and Sidney Crosby to help alleviate those concerns in Dallas. Asking for back-to-back 40 goal seasons might be a little much, but there's no reason not expect another 30-plus tallies from Neal.

2011-12

Neal hopes to wipe his slate clean heading into 2011-12 after a disastrous mid-season start with Pittsburgh last winter. Always a streaky scorer, Neal picked up 21 goals in 59 games with Dallas before netting just one score in 20 games with the Pens. He's only 24 and is scheduled to play alongside Sidney Crosby and/or Evgeni Malkin at times. With less pressure on Neal to produce, one can expect a season in which the power forward returns to 25-30 goal production.

2010-11

Neal followed up a nice rookie campaign with another solid season (27G, 28A), playing on Dallas' top line. He recorded just two tallies with the man advantage after sticking 9 power-play goals as a rookie, so there's room to improve in his third full season. His lack of assists will limit his overall point production, but there's a 30-goal, 60-point season within easy reach.

2009-10

Neal netted 24 goals in his rookie season despite a brief stint in the minors after making the team out of camp. He led the Stars with nine PPGs, though his play away from the pucks needs refining. A full year under his belt, Neal could approach the 60-point level this season.

2008-09

Neal graduated from juniors play and had a nice pro debut with 37 points in 62 games. He lead all skaters with nine points in the recently completed Traverse City tournament and enters camp with a chance to win a roster spot with a solid camp. Brenden Morrow, the player Neal if often compared too, made a similiar jump into the NHL.

2007-08

Neal enters the 2007-08 season as Dallas' best prospect after a sensational year in the Ontario Hockey League. He's a long shot to break camp with the team, but a mid-season promotion to the NHL after a stop in the minors isn't out of the question. The comparisions to Brenden Morrow are good ones when projection what type of player he could become.

2005-06

Has shown a good nose for the net during his junior career. Figures to graduate to the AHL in a year or two.

2004-05

Tall and skinny (6'3" and 180 lbs), Neal has the offensive talent to be a power forward in the NHL. He has great character and a great attitude to go along with strong offensive instincts, but his skating could use some help. Still, he managed 44 points in 67 games as a rookie in Plymouth (OHL) and is poised to be an even stronger contributor for the Whalers in 2005-2006.