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18 James Neal LW

Nashville Predators

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
88%56%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
211738-93317:04
Latest News
  • Predators' James Neal: Rings up game-winner on power play

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/14/17) Neal sent the Jets home with a power-play goal in overtime Monday.

    The 29-year-old flanker now has four game-winning goals this season, but that was his first overtime tally and just his fourth man-advantage point since the calendar flipped to 2017. Still, his active four-game point streak includes two goals and two helpers, and the productive stretch comes at an ideal time with the fantasy playoffs looming.

    Predators' James Neal: Snaps 10-game goal drought

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/11/17) Neal snapped a 10-game goal drought when he tapped in the winner Saturday in a 3-1 victory over the Sharks.

    It was his 19th goal, but just this second in his last 20 games. Neal should still crack the 20 goal mark, which would give him at least that many in every season he's played. Neal's production is a bit lower than fantasy owners would like, but he's still a serviceable forward in deep leagues.

    Predators' James Neal: Goal-scoring drought becoming worrisome

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/8/17) Neal recorded an assist in 19:58 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Ducks on Tuesday.

    Neal has 10 points over his last 11 games, but he's been streaky this season and his scoring tends to come in bunches -- he had a four-game, six-point run in late February followed by a three-assist game Feb. 26 against the Oilers. What's more worrisome is that Neal's goal scoring is way down this season -- he has just 18 goals in 57 games, and he's tickled the twine just once in his last 18. That said, he's shooting the puck more these days (14 times in his last four games), so if he keeps seeing ice time in the 18-to-20 minute range, we would expect him to start converting on more opportunities going forward.

    Predators' James Neal: Goal-scoring drought becoming worrisome

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/8/17) Neal recorded an assist in 19:58 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Ducks on Tuesday.

    Neal has 10 points over his last 11 games, but he's been streaky this season and his scoring tends to come in bunches -- he had a four-game, six-point run in late February followed by a three-assist game Feb. 26 against the Oilers. What's more worrisome is Neal's goal scoring is way down this season -- he has just 18 goals in 57 games and he's tickled the twine just once in his last 18. That said, he's shooting the puck more these days, with 14 shots in his last four games, so if he keeps seeing ice time in the 18-20 minute range, we would expect him to start converting on more opportunities going forward.

    Predators' James Neal: Records three assists in win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/26/17) Neal picked up three assists, including two on the power play, in a 5-4 victory over the Oilers on Sunday.

    Dropping Neal to the bottom-six hasn't exactly worked out for Nashville, as he has just one shot in the last two contests. But he did manage to assist Colin Wilson's goal and pick up two more helpers on the man advantage. Neal now has one goal and 10 points in the last seven games.

  • April 4, 2015: Stars beat Predators 4-3 on penalty shot in OT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cody Eakin scored on his first career penalty shot in overtime, and the Dallas Stars kept their faint playoff hopes alive Saturday by beating the Nashville Predators 4-3.
    April 4, 2015: Preds' Neal Back In Lineup Saturday
    Neal (upper body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.
    April 2, 2015: Preds' Neal Practices Thursday
    Neal (upper body) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.Coach Peter Laviolette was pleased with how Neal looked during the session. The winger assumed his normal spot on the Preds' first line, and also saw duty in power-play drills, which would seem to suggest he's in line for a return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars. The team probably won't know for certain if Neal will play until after Friday's practice.
    March 31, 2015: Preds' Neal Out Until Saturday
    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.
    March 23, 2015: Preds' Neal (Upper Body) Misses Practice Monday
    Neal (upper body) missed practice Monday and remains day-to-day, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.Neal has been sidelined for over a week with the issue, so day-to-day was not an accurate initial tag. His absence form practice Monday isn't promising, as he will likely need to do so before returning to the lineup. He hasn't officially been ruled out for Tuesday, but chances are that will be the case once again.
 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2008-09Dallas77241337-1190201120
2009-10Dallas78272855-521401941
2010-11Pittsburgh7922234575030815
2011-12Pittsburgh80404181618040411
2012-13Pittsburgh402115365906015
2013-14Pittsburgh592734611511040513
2014-15Nashville67231437123060710
2015-16Nashville82312758274030819
2016-17Nashville63211738-9304023
6252362124484764136065137
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2008-09Dallas17114.01222:011462169:0549:40511023
2009-10Dallas20013.51419:151831214:4274:23642122
2010-11Pittsburgh21210.41382:141703204:017:55662121
2011-12Pittsburgh32912.21530:451681314:161:28871136
2012-13Pittsburgh13615.4698:45780159:510:31260013
2013-14Pittsburgh23811.31088:301251226:141:11551025
2014-15Nashville22110.41211:521476193:290:57571120
2015-16Nashville26811.61563:511931227:551:33651030
2016-17Nashville18911.11123:361444168:574:06331014
196412.011240:49135591878:30141:44504104204
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2010-11Pittsburgh7112-1001033
2011-12Pittsburgh5246-3100000
2012-13Pittsburgh136410-3201003
2013-14Pittsburgh132242000012
2014-15Nashville64150100013
2015-16Nashville144481101002
58191635-45030513
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2010-11Pittsburgh205.0121:5614532:280:056003
2011-12Pittsburgh287.199:0811417:450:0012011
2012-13Pittsburgh5111.8230:1828948:020:008004
2013-14Pittsburgh494.1239:4229739:570:0024016
2014-15Nashville2516.0123:4417814:330:078004
2015-16Nashville478.5300:5039841:530:348004
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/208
Birthdate:
9/3/1987
Age:
29
Hometown:
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Team:
Nashville Predators
School:

NHL Experience:
0