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Chris Neil

35-Year-Old Right Wing – Ottawa Senators

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The good thing about drafting Neil is you know what you're going to get. The bad thing is that it's not much in terms of offensive production. He collected just eight goals and six assists in 76 games last year, but he's one of the team's leaders in the locker room and ended...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 6/18/1979   BORN: Flesherton, Ontario   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #161 Overall in 1998   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Neil Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $5.75 million extension with Ottawa in July of 2012.

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Chris Neil NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 26 79 16 17 33 9 204 126 12.7 0 0 8 0 8
2006-07 27 82 12 16 28 6 175 139 8.6 3 0 3 0 3
2007-08 28 68 6 14 20 -3 199 78 7.7 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 29 60 3 7 10 -13 146 59 5.1 0 0 10:58 0 0 0 0:57 163 15
2009-10 30 68 10 12 22 -1 175 100 10.0 2 0 11:59 1 0 1 0:40 245 8
2010-11 31 NHL OTT 80 6 10 16 -14 210 105 5.7 2 0 12:46 0 0 0 0:30 258 21
2011-12 32 NHL OTT 72 13 15 28 -10 178 127 10.2 0 0 12:48 2 4 6 1:56 271 20
2012-13 33 NHL OTT 48 4 8 12 0 144 87 4.6 3 0 13:52 0 3 3 1:33 206 10
2013-14 34 NHL OTT 76 8 6 14 -10 211 99 8.1 0 0 11:48 0 1 1 0:36 253 18
2014-15 35 NHL OTT 8 1 2 3 4 12 3 33.3 0 0 10:43 0 0 0 0:17 29 0
2014-15 Proj 35 NHL OTT 74 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Chris Neil

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Time On Ice Stats

10:43

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Chris Neil was on the ice for 10:43.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Chris Neil was on the ice for 0:17 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 13:52 1:33
2013-14 11:48 0:36
2014-15 10:43 0:17

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Chris Neil 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 30 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 11:47 0:05
Oct 28 at CLS 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 9:08 0:25
Oct 26 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 9:03 0:31
Oct 25 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 12:39 0:00
Oct 22 TOR Did Not Play
Oct 18 CLS 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 11:06 0:16
Oct 16 COL 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 1 100.0 6 0 8:34 0:21
Oct 13 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 11:17 0:01
Oct 11 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 11:13 0:00
Oct 9 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:40 0:42

Chris Neil: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Neil finished the 2013-14 season with eight goals, six assists, and 211 PIM in 76 games.

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Neil has eight goals, four assists and 136 PIM in 58 games this season.

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Neil factored in every Ottawa goal in a 6-3 loss to Toronto on Saturday. He scored twice and added an assist, and was also plus-3 in the loss.

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Neil (lower body) will be in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

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Neil (lower body) will not play in Thursday's game against the Canadiens.

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Neil (lower body) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Canadiens, Ian Mendes of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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Neil (lower body) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Wild.

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Neil (lower body) will not return in Saturday's game against the Predators.

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Neil (lower body) will not play Wednesday against the Avalanche.

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Neil (hamstring) will travel with the team to Colorado on Wednesday, the Ottawa Sun reports.

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Senators coach Paul MacLean isn't optimistic that Neil (lower body) will be able to play in the team's next couple of games, the Ottawa Citizen reports. "I still believe [Neil's injury] is going to be a little bit more than day-to-day, whether it's one to three or whatever weeks," MacLean said.

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Neil left Monday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return, the Washington Post's Katie Carrera reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Neil was able to add four goals and eight assists to go along with his 144 PIMs last season while playing all 48 games for the Sens. He's an established veteran at 34 years old, and you know exactly what you're going to get if you draft him. Limited offensive production and a ton of penalty minutes (think 200+) seem to be his ceiling.

2012-13

One of Ottawa's longest serving players, Neil had a standout season for the Sens in 2011-12, recording 13 goals and 15 assists while piling up 178 penalty minutes in 72 games. With the departure of Matt Carkner, Neil will need to drop the gloves a few more times than usual this season and could break 200 penalty minutes. He's a solid player in leagues that reward penalty minutes for what he brings to the table, but be advised that he was a minus-10 last season and he does not see much power-play time. Neil's value in leagues that do not count penalty minutes, obviously is a bit lower. Draft accordingly.

2011-12

Neil enters the 2011-12 season as one of the leading veterans on what will be a much younger Ottawa squad than in years past. While he doesn't fight as often as he used to since players such as Matt Carkner and Zach Smith have taken on that role the last two years, Neil will drop the gloves when absolutely necessary. He also scores the occasional goal (he had six last year) and never takes a shift off. Neil will likely spend the majority of the year on the fourth line (likely with Zenon Konopka and Zach Smith) so don't expect huge fantasy numbers points-wise. He should be good for about five goals and 10-15 assists in 2011-12 with at least 150 penalty minutes.

2010-11

Neil will likely begin the season playing on Ottawa's third line with Chris Kelly and Jarko Ruutu. This line provides defense and grittiness but not a lot of offense, so don't expect Neil to get much more than 20 points this season. That being said, he should get a decent amount of penalty minutes as he's averaged over 184 minutes a year in the box over his eight years of NHL service.

2009-10

Newly re-signed to a four-year contract, Neil will continue to rack up the penalty minutes but that's about it as his overall play has regressed noticeably the past two years. While he adds much-needed grit and muscle to the Sens lineup, he'll continue to ply his trade on the fourth line with no time on the power play other than to shake things up if things aren't going well for the regulars. Also of note is the fact he's missed an average of 18 games per year the last two seasons.

2008-09

Neil, who had a sub-par year in 2007-08, will look to rebound this season as he'll be a UFA next summer. He'll continue to rack up the penalty minutes, but he'll need to show some improved offense this year as his name has been mentioned in recent trade rumors.

2007-08

Neil is one of Ottawa's most emotional and gritty players and as such he can make quite an impact during game situations. That shouldn't chance much this year as Neil will see plenty of time on the third line as well as some power play minutes on Ottawa's second unit. He should be able to get close to 15 goals and 30+ points this season.

2006-07

Neil could conceivably net 20+ goals this year along with a similar number of assists. He will get some time on the powerplay but don't expect a huge increase over last year. Once again, his penalty minutes should be north of 150.

2005-06

Neil will play RW on the checking line and get less PIMs than usual with Ottawa also planning to play major goon Brian McGrattan.

2004-05