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James Neal LW

Vegas Golden Knights

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
79%35%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
231841-103517:03
Latest News
  • Golden Knights' James Neal: Claimed by Vegas

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/21/17) Neal (hand) has been selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

    He received a huge ovation when the pick was announced. Neal and Marc-Andre Fleury figure to be the two biggest names on the Golden Knights' roster. A nine-time 20-goal scorer, Neal will be expected to be an offensive leader for a team that figures to struggle to score. Expect Neal to line up on the top trio alongside elite Russian playmaker Vadim Shipachyov. A 30-goal campaign is well within reach for the sniper this coming season.

    Predators' James Neal: Left unprotected by team

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/18/17) Neal (hand) was left unprotected by the Predators for the upcoming expansion draft, TSN reports.

    One of the better names available for the expansion draft, Nashville was vulnerable to leaving a better forward available to protect the club's top four defensemen. While it's not guaranteed, Neal's selection by Vegas in the upcoming draft wouldn't be surprising given that he's notched at least 20 goals in each of the past seven seasons and at least 37 points in each of the campaigns over that span.

    Predators' James Neal: Played with broken hand

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/14/17) Neal suffered a broken hand in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

    Neal never missed any time, playing in all 11 contests after suffering this injury. In those outings, the winger picked up just four points, 10 PIM and a minus-7 rating. For a player expected to be a goal scorer, the 29-year-old underwhelmed, netting just one tally in the Stanley Cup Finals. Neal has reached the 20-goal mark in each of his nine NHL seasons, so fantasy owners can likely expect more of the same next year.

    Predators' James Neal: Adds assist in Game 4

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/6/17) Neal tallied an assist and fired three shots on goal over 18:09 of ice time during Monday's Game 4 win against the Penguins.

    This marks the second consecutive game that Neal has recorded a point. Although he has a minus-5 rating this postseason, he still has six goals and three assists combined with a relevant amount of power-play minutes. His offensive inconsistency has been frustrating, but he has averaged more than four shots on goal and two hits a game, so he's been noticeable out on the ice.

    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.

 
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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
6322382134514666137066137
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
2016-17Nashville22639-8102010
80251944-126050613
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
2878.71509:441947252:551:31800229
 
 

Player Info

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

NHL Experience:
9