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James Neal | Winger

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 208
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James Neal sees the Predators as his opportunity for a fresh start.
"Your emotion gets the better of you," said Neal. There were things that have happened in my game that you regret. I have to change and be better for it. I've changed as a player, I've grown as a player. I'm still young, I have a very long way to go. Mistakes happen and I'm going to be better for it and move forward and not let that stuff happen again." He has some character issues and the tendency to run around on the ice, looking for trouble when things aren't going his way. If he can take that aspect out of his game then he will be better for it. Neal has an excellent release and one-timer, which he used to score 40 goals in 2011-12. He has surpassed the 20-goal mark in each of his six NHL seasons. Repeating that feat in Nashville will be more difficult, but he has the tools to do it. Jul 5 - 6:37 PM

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Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2008DAL77241337-115191002171.140
2009DAL78272855-56428114200.135
2010PIT7922234576655003212.104
2011PIT804041816871812004329.122
2012PIT4021153652697006136.154
2013PIT5927346115551115004238.113

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Olli Jokinen
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Mike Ribeiro
5Colin Wilson
6Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Viktor Stalberg
3Gabriel Bourque
4Simon Moser
RW1James Neal
2Craig Smith
3Eric Nystrom
4Derek Roy
5Richard Clune
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Mattias Ekholm
6Anton Volchenkov
7Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton