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Chris Neil | Winger | #25

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 6 (161) / OTT
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Chris Neil fought Jordan Nolan during the first period of his 1,00th career game on Saturday, as the Senators fell to the Kings 4-1.
Well that's one way to set off the fireworks. The veteran forward skated just under eight minutes of play for the game and contributed nothing else. But hey, he gave the fans what they wants and that's what true champions (of the people) do. Dec 10 - 9:26 PM

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Chris Neil will suit up in his 1000th NHL game on Saturday night.

The 37-year-old has 112 goals, 136 assists and 2492 penalty minutes in his career (all with the Senators). "Anyone getting to 1,000 games is impressive, but doing it the way he has is even more so," said teammate Mark Borowiecki. "Compared to everybody else, that guy has got 2,000 games on his body."
Source: Ottawa Sun
Dec 10 - 12:36 PM

Chris Neil returned to action on Friday from an upper-body injury.

He wasn't able to play on Wednesday because of the ailment. Neil recorded five hits and logged just 6:48 of ice time versus the Kings.
Nov 12 - 2:50 AM

Chris Neil didn't play Wednesday because of an upper-body injury.

He sustained the injury on Tuesday versus Nashville. Michael Blunden replaced Neil in the lineup on Wednesday night.
Nov 10 - 8:31 AM

Chris Neil isn't skating in the pregame warmups.

Recently called up from the AHL, Mike Blunden was dressed for warmups instead and seems to be taking Neil's spot on the fourth line instead.
Nov 9 - 7:08 PM

Chris Neil scored the only goal for the Ottawa Senators in their 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night.

This was the first time in five games this year that Neil has scored a point with no previous goals or assists. The Senators coach put the loss in perspective. ''It's clear we're just not there yet. 'We've got work to do. We showed we were able to play with them at times, but to be able to compete with a team that's expected to compete for the Stanley Cup we definitely have more work to do.''
Oct 23 - 12:50 AM

Chris Neil collected the sixth goal of his season during Saturday's 6-1 win over Boston.

Neil finishes the campaign with 14 points and 167 PIMs through 81 games. He'll need just 27 more games to reach 1,000 with Ottawa in 2016-17.
Apr 9 - 3:50 PM

Chris Neil wasn't happy about his team blowing a 3-0 lead against the Ducks on Saturday night.

"We’re up 3-0 and guys are cheating to make it 4-0, 5-0, instead of just holding the lead," said Neil, who had given the Senators their three-goal edge late in the second period. "We left our goalie hung out to dry. If you’re cheating for goals, you’re not helping your team. It’s not great. It really isn’t. Guys aren’t trying to be selfish, but it is a selfish play." The Ducks eventually won the game in overtime.
Mar 27 - 11:57 AM

Chris Neil (illness) will return to the Senators' lineup on Saturday.

Neil missed two games because of the disease. He has 10 points and 146 penalty minutes in 73 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 25 - 11:51 AM

Chris Neil (illness) won't play on Wednesday night.

He sat out Tuesday's game because of flu-like symptoms and he won't play versus the Islanders either. Consider him day-to-day.
Mar 23 - 1:47 PM

Chris Neil is too sick to play Tuesday night against Washington, and Ryan Dzingel will tag in.

Neil has had another highly effective season for those who can benefit from his expertise. He's posted 146 PIMs and 195 hits over 73 games thus far. Dzingel has no fantasy value, unfortunately.
Mar 22 - 7:35 PM

Chris Neil (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday against Washington.

It might be safer to look elsewhere for your penalty minutes. Neil has 10 points and 146 minutes in the sin bin this season.
Mar 22 - 11:53 AM

Chris Neil once again spent more time in the box than he did on the ice during Friday's 3-1 loss to the Sabres.

Neil picked up a roughing minor and a game misconduct penalty for sum of 12 PIMs. However he only played 8:29, and didn't contribute to the score board. The veteran pugilist is now up to 141 PIMs this season.
Mar 18 - 10:50 PM

Chris Neil has extended his tenure with the Senators for one year worth $1.5M with a 10-team modified No Trade Clause.

A career Senator, who wasoriginally selected 161st overall in 1998, the contract ensures that Neil will reach the 1,000 game mark with the team at some point next season. Something that surely means a lot to him, the franchise, and his fans.
Feb 27 - 6:53 PM

Ottawa GM Bryan Murray is talking with Chris Neil's agent about a contract extension.

Neil has played his entire career with the Senators and could be an unrestricted free agent in the summer. He has 109 goals, 134 assists and 2,416 penalty minutes in 954 games with Ottawa.
Feb 25 - 8:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
6Curtis Lazar
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Buddy Robinson
5Phil Varone
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
8Andreas Englund
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon
3Andrew Hammond