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James Neal

James Neal  #18

Nashville Predators  Right Wing
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: September 3, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Whitby, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 221 DRAFTED: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (33rd overall)
2014-15 Season Highlights * Five overtime goals since the start of 2013-14 is the most by any NHL player during that span. * Recorded six game-winning goals, matching his career high, most recently during 2012-13. * Recorded 20 or more goals for seventh straight season (2008-09 to 2014-15) and is one of seven current NHL players to record at least 20 goals in each of his first seven (or more) NHL seasons. * Nashville posted a 12-3-3 record when he scored a goal. * Thirteen of his 23 goals came in the third period (11) or overtime (12). * Scored all three of the Preds goals on Oct. 23 vs. Chicago, tallying a natural hat trick, the fifth time in his career that he has recorded three goals in a game.
OHL First All-Star Team (2007) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2007) NHL First All-Star Team (2012) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012) Traded to Pittsburgh by Dallas with Matt Niskanen for Alex Goligoski, February 21, 2011. Traded to Nashville by Pittsburgh for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling, June 27, 2014.
Quote of the Day

Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.

— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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