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James Neal

28-Year-Old Right Wing – Nashville Predators

2014-15 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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Signed a six-year, $30 million contract to remain in Pittsburgh through the 2017-18 season, in February of 2012.

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Neal scored a pair of goals, dished out six hits and collected four PIM in Saturday's series-ending Game 6 loss to Chicago.

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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 Proj 28 NHL NSH 71 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for James Neal

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James Neal – Playing Time Overview

Time On Ice Stats

18:05

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, James Neal was on the ice for 18:05.

3:06

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, James Neal was on the ice for 3:06 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 17:28 5:12
2013-14 18:27 4:31
2014-15 18:05 3:06

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James Neal 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 25 at CHI 2 0 2 1 4 1 0 0 2 100.0 6 0 19:34 2:15
Apr 23 CHI 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 3 0 14:18 2:20
Apr 21 at CHI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 20.0 5 2 33:13 0:22
Apr 19 at CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 17:26 1:59
Apr 17 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 15:26 2:59
Apr 15 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 4 1 23:47 4:38
Apr 11 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 16:33 1:34
Apr 9 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 19:23 2:07
Apr 7 at COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 21:00 2:18
Apr 4 DAL 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 19:56 1:31
Mar 31 VAN Did Not Play
Mar 29 CGY Did Not Play
Mar 28 at WAS Did Not Play
Mar 26 at TB Did Not Play
Mar 24 MON Did Not Play
Mar 21 BUF Did Not Play
Mar 17 MIN Did Not Play
Mar 15 at ANH Did Not Play
Mar 14 at LA Did Not Play
Mar 12 at SJ 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 17:01 1:56
Mar 9 at ARI 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 5 20.0 3 1 19:39 4:08
Mar 7 WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 21:01 1:41
Mar 5 NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 21:49 1:14
Mar 3 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 20:44 3:39
Mar 2 at NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 20:57 3:09
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Feb 28 DET 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 1 19:24 4:24
Feb 26 MIN 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:46 2:11
Feb 24 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 15:39 1:32
Feb 22 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 20:32 6:58
Feb 21 at PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:50 1:28
Feb 19 at NYI 1 0 1 -1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 15:22 2:09
Feb 17 SJ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 16:20 1:51
Feb 14 NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:57 1:59
Feb 12 WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 1 16:16 5:36
Feb 10 TB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 17:38 1:48
Feb 8 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 15:33 2:02
Feb 7 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:31 0:00
Feb 5 ANH 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 5 20.0 2 0 19:32 3:07
Feb 3 TOR 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 8 0.0 0 1 16:12 3:05
Feb 1 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:09 3:46
Jan 30 at COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:24 2:00
Jan 29 at STL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 17:11 4:11
Jan 27 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:38 1:01
Jan 20 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 0 17:57 1:22
Jan 17 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 17:28 2:21
Jan 16 WAS 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 1 3 19:02 2:16
Jan 13 VAN 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:34 4:30
Jan 10 at MIN Did Not Play
Jan 8 DAL Did Not Play
Jan 6 CAR Did Not Play
Jan 4 at ANH Did Not Play
Jan 3 at LA Did Not Play
Dec 30 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 14:23 4:34
Dec 29 at CHI 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 50.0 1 4 17:09 3:45
Dec 27 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:47 3:06
Dec 23 at BOS 0 1 1 1 14 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:04 1:32
Dec 22 at CLS 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:29 3:53
Dec 20 at MIN Did Not Play
Dec 16 BOS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:40 3:55
Dec 13 at SJ 0 0 0 -1 9 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 18:24 3:23
Dec 11 at ARI 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 16:50 4:51
Dec 9 at COL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 1 0 18:54 5:50
Dec 6 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 22:53 0:52
Dec 4 STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:52 1:24
Dec 2 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 0 0 16:35 1:00
Nov 29 CLS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:22 3:53
Nov 27 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 20:53 4:42
Nov 25 LA 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 21:09 4:48
Nov 22 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:46 2:50
Nov 20 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 18:52 1:46
Nov 18 at TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:26 2:56
Nov 15 WPG 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 20:35 3:51
Nov 13 at STL 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 21:53 2:06
Nov 11 EDM 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 10 0.0 0 0 20:01 2:11
Nov 8 at STL 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 18:41 1:58
Nov 6 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 16:38 1:49
Nov 4 at WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:28 5:04
Nov 2 at VAN 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 1 19:53 3:42
Oct 31 at CGY 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 7 28.6 1 0 20:18 1:27
Oct 29 at EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:59 1:03
Oct 25 PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:35 2:18
Oct 23 CHI 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 50.0 1 0 16:22 1:29
Oct 21 ARI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 19:44 6:16
Oct 18 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:58 3:48
Oct 17 at WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 16:42 5:17
Oct 14 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:08 2:30
Oct 11 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 18:46 3:04
Oct 9 OTT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 7 0.0 3 0 16:45 3:42

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

Neal scored a goal and chipped in an assist, a plus-1 rating and two PIM in Thursday's Game 5 victory over Chicago.

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Neal collected his first point of these playoffs Tuesday in Chicago, scoring a goal to go with a plus-1 rating, two PIM and five hits in a Game 4 loss.

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Neal returned to the lineup Saturday, potting his 23rd goal of the season and adding an assist in a loss to Dallas.

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Neal (upper body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.

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Neal (upper body) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

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General manager David Poile said that Neal (upper body) won't be able to play until at least Saturday against the Stars, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

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Neal (upper body) won't play Sunday against the Flmes, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.

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Neal (upper body) is in line to miss the Predators' two-game road trip Thursday in Tampa Bay and Saturday in Washington.

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Neal (upper body) missed practice Monday and remains day-to-day, Brooks Bratten of NHL.com reports.

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Neal (upper body) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Sabres.

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Neal (upper body) is not practicing Friday, NHL.com's Brooks Bratten reports.

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Neal (upper body) did not participate in Tuesday's morning skate and appears unlikely to play later in the evening against the Wild.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.