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18 James Neal LW

Nashville Predators

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
85%48%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
231841-103517:03
Latest News
  • Predators' James Neal: Seals Game 1 with overtime tally

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/12/17) Neal scored the game-winning goal in overtime and registered six shots on net during Friday's Game 1 win over Anaheim.

    The veteran winger has picked up his play as the playoffs have advanced and now has four goals and 25 shots over his past six contests. Neal actually left this game for a stretch, but returned unfazed and played hero in overtime. He has a strong power-play presence, and the recent uptick in shot volume is a huge boost for Nashville. Neal is also currently a ripe value option in daily contests.

    Predators' James Neal: Scores third goal in four games

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/5/17) Neal scored Nashville's only goal during Friday's Game 5 loss to St. Louis.

    The veteran winger also fired three shots on net to improve his recent numbers to three goals and 16 shots over his past four outings. Neal has also showed well on a new-look line with Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson. The uptick in production is promising for Nashville's chances of advancing to the Western Conference finals, and Neal is currently presenting target-worthy value in daily contests.

    Predators' James Neal: Picking it up offensively

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/2/17) Neal scored the game-winner on one of his six shots in Tuesday's 2-1 Game 4 victory over the Blues.

    Neal was denied by a tremendous Jake Allen pad save and the pipe on a pair of Grade-A opportunities earlier in the third period before finally cashing in on an innocent-looking shot following a takeaway in the St. Louis zone with 6:57 to play. The veteran sniper has come alive with two goals on 13 shots over the past three games after a slow start to the postseason.

    Predators' James Neal: Notches assist in series sweep

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/22/17) Neal recorded one assist in four playoff games as the Predators swept the Blackhawks.

    Neal's offensive production has not been fantastic, but he did dish out 15 hits in the first round while averaging 16:54 of ice time. His presence in the top power-play rotation makes him even more valuable, but it is still yet to be determined whether the Preds will face Minnesota or St. Louis in the second round.

    Predators' James Neal: Expected to return Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/6/17) Neal (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Stars, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

    Neal has missed Nashville's last three contests while recovering from an upper-body ailment, so he'll use the Predators' final two matches of the regular season to fine-tune his game ahead of the playoffs. The winger's matchup with the Stars is enticing, as he's played well against them this campaign, notching four points (one goal, three assists) in four games. Neal will likely return to a top-six role for Thursday's tilt.

  • 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
2016-17Nashville70231841-10505033
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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
2016-17Nashville20211.41238:321599192:034:22351015
197712.011355:45137141901:36142:00506104205
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2010-11Pittsburgh7112-1001033
2011-12Pittsburgh5246-3100000
2012-13Pittsburgh136410-3201003
2013-14Pittsburgh132242000012
2014-15Nashville64150100013
2015-16Nashville144481101002
2016-17Nashville15527-1102010
73241842-56050613
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
2016-17Nashville4810.4272:3435640:230:146003
2689.01388:121777235:011:00720225
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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