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Chris Neil | Winger | #25

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 6 (161) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Neil had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Boston.
He also racked up 14 penalty minutes when the game got out of hand during the third period. Neil ranks second in the league with 97 penalty minutes in 37 games. Wed, Dec 30, 2015 10:48:00 AM

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Chris Neil played just 9:35 on Saturday, but he managed to pick up 24 PIMs nearly all at once against the Red Wings.

With just 3:25 to go, and losing 5-2 at the time, Neil picked up a roughing minor, a 10-minute misconduct, and a 10-minute game misconduct after a skirmish with Jonathan Ericsson. Add on his trio of hits, and any one who has Neil in a reverse league surely loves reading this note. He now has 37 PIMs and 22 hits in 11 games this season.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 11:05:00 PM

Chris Neil posted a Gordie Howe hat trick in his 900th NHL game Thursday night.

He got his first goal of the season, added an assist on a marker by Zack Smith and fought Jordin Tootoo in the third period. Neil gave the Senators a 4-2 lead, but New Jersey spoiled the party when they rallied for a 5-4 shootout victory.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 09:07:00 AM

Chris Neil will play in his 900th career game Thursday night against New Jersey.

"It's a lot of hockey games," said Neil. "But I feel like I've got lots left in me. I feel good out there, I just wanted to keep it rolling here. To be able to suit up in 900 games for one team, it says a lot about the organization. I've been here for so long and contributing, I can't imagine being anywhere else." He has amassed 2,296 penalty minutes during that time, which ranks him 34th all-time and is the most among active NHL players.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 08:33:00 AM

A slimmer and healthier Chris Neil will be in a battle for a fourth-line job this season.

Neil will be in competition with Alex Chiasson for a spot on the roster. Although the 36-year-old is well respected and has some hockey skills to go along with his toughness, he is going to have a real challenge beating out the younger and more talented Chiasson.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 09:54:00 AM

Chris Neil has trimmed down to 208 pounds.

He was previously listed at 215 pounds. Neil has been working hard to get ready for training camp after sitting most of the 2014-15 campaign. He missed plenty of time due to injury, but he was also scratched on occasion. Neil has one season left on his current contract, so this could be his final year with the Senators.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 03:28:00 PM

Chris Neil, Jared Cowen, Matt Puempel, Colin Greening and David Legwand will be healthy scratches in Sunday's game six tilt versus Montreal.

The Senators will look to tie the series at three after dropping the first three games to the Canadiens. Ottawa's black aces are made up of: Fredrik Claesson, Chris Driedger, Derek Grant, Shane Prince, Buddy Robinson and Chris Wideman.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 06:13:00 PM

Chris Neil was credited with a game high nine hits in Game 3.

The Senators outhit Montreal by a 61-36 margin on Sunday and more of the same is expected in Game 4 on Wednesday night. Neil was playing in his first game since Feb. 14. "It's easier, in playoffs, to get into the groove," he said. "Everyone is physical and it gets everyone into the game, more involved, that much quicker."
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 09:47:00 AM

Chris Neil will tag in for Alex Chiasson in Ottawa's pivotal Game Three against Montreal on Sunday night. He is expected to skate to the right of Mike Hoffman and David Legwand on the fourth line.

Neil, the NHL's active PIMs leader at 2,294, hasn't played since mid-February originally due to a finger injury, and later because the team was so hot. Now down 2-0 in the series to Montreal, Neil will see his 92nd career playoff game. He has nine goals, 19 points, and 192 PIMs for his career in the playoffs.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 06:09:00 PM

Chris Neil was skating on Ottawa's fourth line during Sunday's morning skate.

Neil was skating in Alex Chiasson's spot. The 35-year-old has been out since February 15th with a finger injury. Neil has been ready to go but the Senators just haven't been able to find a spot for him in their lineup. It looks like he will play in game three on Sunday night. Ottawa is down 2-0 to Montreal in the series. This is a must-win game for them.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Ottawa forwards Chris Neil, Colin Greening and Matt Puemple along with defenseman Jared Cowen will each be scratched for Game Two against Montreal on Friday night.

Neil was ready to go if Mark Stone had been unable to play, but other than Neil, neither of these four have much of any fantasy value as they cannot seem to stay in the lineup.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 07:19:00 PM

Coach Dace Cameron is a little concerned about rust when it comes to Chris Neil, but the Ottawa winger insists he'll be ready to go if he gets the nod to play in Game 2 on Friday night.

"I know what I bring," Neil said. "It's consistent work ethic and my physical play. My game doesn't change if I get in. If I get in, I'll be ready to go." He has 91 games of NHL playoff experience under his belt. Neil has collected 19 points and 192 penalty minutes during that time. He hasn't been in the lineup since Feb. 14 because of a broken thumb.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Chris Neil skated on Ottawa's fourth line at Thursday's practice.

He was a healthy scratch for Game 1, but it looks like he'll be in the lineup for the second game of the series against Montreal. Neil is slated to play with David Legwand and Mike Hoffman. Adding a combustible player like Neil to the fold will bring fuel the fire of what has already been a fiery series.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 06:36:00 PM

Chris Neil is projected to start the postseason as a healthy scratch.

"I feel like I can go in and help out, but the guys have played well down the stretch and I don't think they want to switch too much up," said Neil. He skated on the team's fifth line with Zack Smith and Colin Greening on Monday. Neil hasn't played since he suffered a broken thumb back on Feb. 14.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 09:42:00 AM

Chris Neil and Colin Greening seem to be the extra forwards during Saturday morning's practice.

That's usually a sign that each will be scratched for the next game. The Senators play the Capitals Saturday night and we don't expect to see Neil or Greening on the ice.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 10:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Ryan Dzingel
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Shane Prince
4David Dziurzynski
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Alex Chiasson
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Chris Wideman
8Chris Phillips
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond