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James Neal

26-Year-Old Right Wing – Pittsburgh Penguins

2013-14 NHL Stats

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27

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 game...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 208   DOB: 9/3/1987   BORN: Whitby, Ontario   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #33 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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James Neal Contract Information:

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 netted a hat trick and five points Dec. 29 against the Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh's Round 1 opponent.

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James Neal 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
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 3:50 58 23
2013-14 Proj 26 NHL PIT 80 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for James Neal

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James Neal – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

18:27

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, James Neal was on the ice for 18:27.

3:50

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, James Neal was on the ice for 3:50 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 19:08 4:09
2012-13 17:28 5:12
2013-14 18:27 3:50

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James Neal 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 16 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 18:18 1:35
Apr 13 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 19:05 4:35
Apr 12 PHI 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 9 11.1 3 0 22:49 5:49
Apr 9 DET 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 33.3 2 0 20:04 3:30
Apr 6 at COL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 1 17:56 1:46
Apr 5 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 16:48 2:50
Apr 3 at WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:38 1:21
Apr 1 CAR 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 19:11 1:14
Mar 30 CHI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 15:40 2:13
Mar 28 at CLS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:20 4:55
Mar 27 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 20:32 8:36
Mar 25 PHO 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 6 0.0 0 1 20:33 1:23
Mar 23 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 21:39 6:48
Mar 22 TB 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 18:17 4:48
Mar 20 at DET 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 0 10 0.0 0 0 19:23 7:00
Mar 18 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:06 4:33
Mar 16 PHI Did Not Play
Mar 15 at PHI Did Not Play
Mar 11 WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 14:53 1:54
Mar 10 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:09 2:44
Mar 7 at ANH 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 0 20:08 3:24
Mar 6 at SJ 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 20:31 4:05
Mar 4 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:15 6:00
Mar 1 at CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 3 0 23:27 8:32
Feb 27 MON 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 22:24 6:59
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Feb 7 NYR 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 3 33.3 0 0 21:32 3:16
Feb 5 at BUF 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 17:27 4:01
Feb 3 OTT 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 6 16.7 1 1 21:38 3:25
Feb 1 at PHO 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 21:25 3:25
Jan 30 at LA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 2 17:15 2:55
Jan 27 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 16:37 1:47
Jan 25 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 0 17:50 5:01
Jan 23 at NYI 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 1 1 18:54 2:26
Jan 22 MON 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:15 4:47
Jan 20 FLA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 18:31 4:01
Jan 15 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 11 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:16 3:29
Jan 10 at EDM 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:00 2:34
Jan 7 at VAN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 2 0 23:21 3:13
Jan 5 WPG 2 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 7 28.6 1 0 19:09 2:51
Jan 3 NYR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:19 2:59
Dec 31 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 20:25 1:37
Dec 29 at CLS 3 2 5 0 4 2 1 0 5 60.0 0 0 17:44 5:36
Dec 27 at CAR 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 20:31 1:15
Dec 23 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 22:20 8:07
Dec 21 CGY 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:57 2:41
Dec 19 MIN 0 1 1 0 7 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:43 3:57
Dec 18 at NYR Did Not Play
Dec 16 TOR Did Not Play
Dec 14 at DET Did Not Play
Dec 13 NJ Did Not Play
Dec 9 CLS Did Not Play
Dec 7 at BOS 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 18:11 7:16
Dec 5 SJ 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 4 0.0 2 1 15:53 1:24
Dec 3 at NYI 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 8 12.5 1 1 25:02 6:21
Nov 30 at FLA 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 3 33.3 0 0 14:41 0:34
Nov 29 at TB 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:01 3:03
Nov 27 TOR 1 1 2 -2 2 1 1 0 10 10.0 0 2 22:01 4:17
Nov 25 at BOS 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 1 1 20:46 1:10
Nov 23 at MON 2 0 2 -1 2 1 0 0 7 28.6 3 0 19:01 4:24
Nov 22 NYI 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:38 2:49
Nov 20 at WAS 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 1 0 17:51 3:57
Nov 18 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:47 2:59
Nov 16 at NJ 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:05 6:15
Nov 15 NSH 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 16:05 4:34
Nov 13 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:40 6:03
Nov 9 at STL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:02 2:46
Nov 6 at NYR Did Not Play
Nov 2 at CLS Did Not Play
Nov 1 CLS Did Not Play
Oct 30 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 28 at CAR Did Not Play
Oct 26 at TOR Did Not Play
Oct 25 NYI Did Not Play
Oct 21 COL Did Not Play
Oct 19 VAN Did Not Play
Oct 17 at PHI Did Not Play
Oct 15 EDM Did Not Play
Oct 12 at TB Did Not Play
Oct 11 at FLA Did Not Play
Oct 8 CAR Did Not Play
Oct 5 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 3 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 3:49 0:00

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

Neal scored his 27th goal and added a pair of assists Saturday afternoon against Philadelphia.

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Neal was named the No. 2 star Wednesday, scoring his 10th and 11th power-play goals of the season.

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Neal registered his fourth game-winning goal of the season Saturday, scoring in overtime to give Pittsburgh a 4-3 victory against Tampa Bay.

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Neal tallied two assists, including one on the man advantage, in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings on Thursday night.

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Neal (concussion) will be back in the lineup Tuesday.

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Neal (concussion) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Stars.

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Coach Dan Bylsma wasn't optimistic Neal (concussion) would return to the lineup Tuesday. "Don’t know at this point in time (if he can play Tuesday versus Dallas or Thursday in Detroit),” Bylsma told the Penguins' official site. "Obviously, he was symptom-free and went out for a full practice, so hopefully he remains symptom-free and can progress from there.”

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Neal (concussion) believes he could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday.

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Neal has missed the Penguins' last two practices due to a concussion and is considered out indefinitely, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Neal (undisclosed) missed his second straight practice Friday, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Neal received a maintenance day Thursday and will be re-evaluated Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Neal scored Pittsburgh's lone goal in a 5-1 loss to Chicago at Soldier Field on Saturday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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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.