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18 James Neal LW

Edmonton Oilers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
83%45%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
14620-16816:03

Player Updates

December 7, 2019 12:00 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Chips in with power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal collected a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Kings.

Neal posted the secondary assist on Leon Draisaitl's opening tally in the first period. The veteran winger has now gone five games without a goal, but he's posted power-play helpers in three straight contests. For the year, the 32-year-old winger 20 points (14 with a man advantage), 74 shots and 39 hits in 31 appearances.

December 5, 2019 01:00 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Notches power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal picked up a power-play assist in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Senators.

Neal now has 19 points in 30 appearances this season, with 13 of them coming with a man advantage. The winger has added 71 shots on goal, 38 hits and a minus-16 rating.

December 2, 2019 02:24 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Provides helper with man advantage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal recorded a power-play assist, three hits and two blocked shots in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Canucks.

Neal set up Leon Draisaitl's go-ahead goal in the third period, which would ultimately stand as the game-winner. Neal has rarely played provider this season -- Sunday's helper was his fourth to go with 14 goals through 29 games. He's accrued 12 of his points with the man advantage while adding 37 hits and 69 shots on goal in 2019-20.

November 24, 2019 10:56 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Opens scoring on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal netted a power-play goal, fired four shots on goal and dished two hits in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the Coyotes.

Neal struck just 2:05 into the game, tallying his 14th goal of the season. Ten of his goals have come with a man advantage. Neal is up to 17 points, 65 shots and 30 hits in 26 appearances this year.

November 20, 2019 01:48 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Fires power-play goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored a power-play goal on two shots in a 5-2 win over the Sharks on Tuesday.

Neal's tally in the second period gave the Oilers a 4-1 lead at the time. Predictably, Neal's scoring pace has dropped in November -- he has only three points in nine games since the calendar flipped. For the year, the winger is at 13 goals and 16 points in 23 games, but he also carries a minus-12 rating since 10 of his points have come with the man advantage.

November 15, 2019 10:44 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Gathers power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal recorded a power-play assist in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Avalanche.

Neal only has two points through seven games in November, rapidly cooling off after posting 13 points in October. For the year, the winger has 12 goals and three assists through 21 appearances. Nine of his points have come with the man advantage.

November 9, 2019 12:20 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Buries goal in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal notched a goal on two shots in Friday's 4-0 win over the Devils.

Neal's 12th tally of the year stretched the Oilers' lead to 3-0 late in the second period. The winger is up to 14 points in 18 games this year, with his goal Friday snapping a three-game dry spell. Neal has added 49 shots on goal and 21 hits in 2019-20.

October 31, 2019 01:04 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Tallies on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored a power-play goal and registered three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

Neal now has 11 goals overall, eight of which have come with a man advantage. Few thought the winger would bounce back so convincingly -- he ended October with 13 points in 14 games while adding 19 hits and 42 shots. If you can still add him, the power-play production alone is worth the roster spot.

October 28, 2019 04:52 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Buries power-play goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored a power-play goal on four shots and added two hits in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Panthers.

Neal's 10th goal of the season broke up Sergei Bobrovsky's shutout bid 3:37 into the third period. Neal has cooled off a bit after a torrid start, but he still has 12 points in as many games, with seven of his 10 goals coming on the man advantage. The first-unit power-play usage alone justifies the 32-year-old's presence on fantasy rosters in virtually any format.

October 25, 2019 01:28 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Sets up equalizer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal produced an assist and three shots on goal in a 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals on Thursday.

Neal's assist was the primary helper on Connor McDavid's equalizer with 1:38 left in regulation. The veteran winger is chugging along at a point-per-game pace with nine goals and a pair of assists in 11 appearances.

October 18, 2019 11:40 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Strikes for opening goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored a goal on four shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.

Neal's up to nine goals in eight games this year, an incredible pace for any player, let alone one coming off of a seven-goal campaign. Most notably, it was his third even-strength goal of the campaign. The winger has produced 27 shots and continues to enjoy top-six usage that is serving him quite well.

October 17, 2019 12:52 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Finds first assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal posted an assist and two shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.

The helper came on Ethan Bear's go-ahead tally in the first period. Neal had rattled off eight goals before producing a helper this season, which gives the veteran winger nine points and 23 shots in seven games.

October 14, 2019 11:40 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Power-play maestro strikes again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored a power-play goal in a 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Monday.

Neal's attempt at a comeback season continues to go well, as he scored for the eighth time this year. Six of those eight tallies have come with a man advantage. It would be nice to see 32-year-old garner an assist here and there, just in case his scoring mitts turn cold, but the winger has typically been a shoot-first type of player throughout his career.

October 11, 2019 01:04 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Matches last year's goal total
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Devils.

It's no four-goal game, but the winger remains white hot with seven goals in four contests to start the year. Five of Neal's seven scores have come with the man advantage, contributing to the Oilers' 40 percent success rate on the power play. That's an unsustainable pace, but fantasy owners who drafted Neal in hopes of a comeback season can enjoy the ride as long as it lasts.

October 9, 2019 12:20 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Sets record with four-goal night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored four goals, two of them on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.

He fired eight shots on net and also chipped in a hit, a blocked shot and a plus-1 rating in the huge performance. Incredibly, given the glittering list of Hall of Famers that have worn an Oilers jersey over the years, Neal now holds the franchise record with six goals through the first three games of a season -- a figure that's even more amazing considering the 32-year-old only scored seven in 63 games for Calgary in 2018-19.

October 6, 2019 10:40 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Nabs first two goals with new club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored a pair of power-play goals on his four shots and was minus-1 in a 6-4 win over the Kings on Saturday night.

The two goals were the first as an Oiler for Neal, acquired in the offseason for fellow winger Milan Lucic. Neal's second goal came with just over six minutes left in the third period and broke a 5-5 tie. The 32-year-old had scored 20 or more goals in each of his first 10 seasons before plummeting to just seven last season with Calgary, but as long as he's logging power-play time alongside Connor McDavid, a return to prominence is very much a possibility.

July 19, 2019 10:44 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Flipped in big trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal was acquired by Edmonton from Calgary on Friday in a swap for Milan Lucic and a conditional third-round pick in 2020, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

After failing to hit the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career, Neal will hope for a fresh start with the Oilers. The veteran winger could be a candidate for a top-line role alongside Connor McDavid and should be in contention for a spot on the No. 1 power-play unit as well. If he does get the opportunity to play alongside McDavid, Neal could threaten the 30-goal mark.

April 22, 2019 04:36 PM
Flames' James Neal: Hopes for improvement in 2019-20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal wants to return to the 20-goal mark next season, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports.

Neal's lack of production was a major story for the Flames this season, as he scored only seven goals and 19 points in 63 appearances. Neal had never registered less than 21 goals or 36 points entering the year, which came with the Penguins in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.

April 19, 2019 01:24 PM
Flames' James Neal: Scratched for Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal will be a healthy scratch for Friday's Game 5 against Colorado, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.

Neal's regular-season struggles have carried into the postseason, as the veteran forward has gone scoreless while posting a minus-3 rating despite averaging 2:50 of ice time on the man advantage through the first four games of Calgary's first-round series. If the Flames are able to stave off elimination Friday, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which coach Bill Peters reinserts Neal into the lineup for Sunday's Game 6.

April 2, 2019 11:08 AM
Flames' James Neal: Scores two points in garbage time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored a goal and set up Derek Ryan's second in a 7-2 rout of Los Angeles on Monday.

The two points are nice, but you have to look at when they occurred to get the real story. This outburst came in the final period of a game that meant nothing to Calgary, and Neal's les likely to do this when the result does matter to the Flames come playoff time. However, with the Flames resting their best players, Neal is likely to get quality ice time and thus has solid value in Calgary's final two games of the regular season.

Last 7 Games
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11/27COL000-214:01
11/30VAN000-116:43
12/01VAN011120:24
12/04OTT011-221:41
12/06LA011014:28
12/08BUF000014:30
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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
2017-18Vegas71251944-11506002
2018-19Calgary6371219-5201056
2019-20Edmonton3214620-1610020714
7982842505341483146078159
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
2017-18Vegas20212.41219:261412173:502:15240012
2018-19Calgary1415.0942:221252139:031:01280013
2019-20Edmonton7518.7531:05582103:560:328004
239511.914048:38169602318:25145:48566104234
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2010-11Pittsburgh7112-1001033
2011-12Pittsburgh5246-3100000
2012-13Pittsburgh136410-3201003
2013-14Pittsburgh132242000012
2014-15Nashville64150100013
2015-16Nashville144481101002
2016-17Nashville22639-8102010
2017-18Vegas2065110100000
2018-19Calgary4000-3000000
104312455-157050613
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
2016-17Nashville679.0394:0652658:170:4514007
2017-18Vegas649.4341:4541852:180:0412006
2018-19Calgary70.055:148011:210:510000
3588.71906:432445316:342:26920235
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/212
Birthdate:
9/3/1987
Age:
32
Hometown:
Whitby, ON
Team:
Edmonton Oilers
School:

NHL Experience: