James Neal

#18 RW / Edmonton Oilers / EXP: YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 212 lb Age: 32 College: None

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  • Neal recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4. Neal set up Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for the Oilers' second, and ultimately last, goal of the contest. The 32-year-old Neal produced two goals, an assist, 11 shots and a plus-3 rating in four games during the series.

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  • Neal scored a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Monday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks in Game 2. Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford committed a turnover behind the net in the third period, and Neal buried it for an insurance tally. The 32-year-old winger has scored in both games during the postseason, adding six shots, five hits and a plus-3 rating.

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  • Neal netted a power-play goal on three shots and added four hits in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Neal's goal cut the deficit to 6-3, but it wouldn't change the result. In 2019-20, Neal had 12 power-play tallies. Despite his current fourth-line usage, he's lethal when converting passes from Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl with the extra man. That goal-scoring threat should be enough to earn Neal at least modest interest from DFS managers.

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  • Neal produced 19 goals and 31 points in 55 games prior to the pause of play in mid-March. After a one-year stopover in Calgary that produced mediocre results (seven goals, 12 assists in 63 games), Neal has looked a lot better in his new digs this season. For a guy that rang up 40 (!), 21, 27, 23, 31, 23 and 25 goals, respectively, prior to last year's dud in Cow Town, it's certainly nice to see him knocking on the door of the 20-goal plateau again. Twelve of the 32-year-old's goals have come on the power play, where he's averaged the most time since 2013-14 with 2:53 per game, which is a role that lends itself to sustained production in a top six that features the league's two top scorers in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Skeptics will point to Neal's 17.0 shooting percentage this year and warn that regression is inevitable. They might be right considering his career mark is 11.9 percent over 821 games, but the fact remains that Neal's scoring in Edmonton would equate to 28 goals over a full season - and that's valuable in a lot of settings.

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  • Neal managed an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Golden Knights. Despite skating in a fourth-line role lately, Neal has picked up assists in four of his last six games. The 32-year-old winger is up to 31 points, 111 shots and 85 hits through 54 appearances. Recent success aside, Neal is hard to trust in a limited role.

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultGAPTS+/-SOGTOIFPTS
3/11
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L 4-2 0 0 0 0 1 13:07 0
3/09
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L 3-2 0 1 1 1 1 11:18 3
3/07
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W 4-1 0 1 1 2 1 12:03 4.5
3/05
L 4-3 0 0 0 -2 0 16:50 -2
3/03
W 2-1 0 0 0 0 2 11:30 0
1/29
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L 4-3 0 1 1 -1 1 18:18 1
1/18
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W 7-3 0 1 1 2 0 13:27 4

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Career Stats

Year GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHOG GWG FOW FOL FPTS
2019 55 19 12 31 -20 12 0 2 11 20 88
2018 63 7 12 19 -5 2 0 1 5 6 51
2017 71 25 19 44 -11 5 0 6 0 2 118
2016 70 23 18 41 -10 5 1 5 3 3 113.7
2015 82 31 27 58 27 4 1 3 8 19 198.2
2014 67 23 14 37 12 3 1 6 7 10 129.2
2013 59 27 34 61 15 11 0 4 5 13 199.7
2012 40 21 15 36 5 9 2 6 1 5 122.5
2011 80 40 41 81 6 18 4 4 4 11 265.7
2010 79 22 23 45 7 5 3 3 8 15 145.5
2009 78 27 28 55 -5 2 0 4 19 41 153
2008 77 24 13 37 -11 9 5 2 11 20 117.7
3 Year Avg 68 18 16 35 -8 4 0 4 3 4 93.2
Career 821 289 256 545 10 85 17 46 82 165

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