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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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

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

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C1Derick Brassard
2Kyle Turris
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
6Curtis Lazar
7Logan Brown
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Nick Paul
5Matt Puempel
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Buddy Robinson
5Michael Blunden
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond