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James Neal  #18

Nashville Predators  Right Wing
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: September 3, 1987  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Whitby, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 208 DRAFTED: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (33rd overall)

2014 POSTSEASON:

Home: 7GP 1G-1A-2PTS  E       Even Strength: 2G-1A-3PTS    Shorthanded: 0G-0A-0PTS

Road: 6GP 1G-1A-2PTS   +2      Power Play: 0G-1A-1PTS

 

2014 POSTSEASON:

* Led team w/49 shots.

* 4th among team forwards w/18:04 TOI/G.

* Notched assist on Jussi Jokinen's GWG @ NYR May 7.

 

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:

* 2nd on team w/11 PPG.

* 4th on team w/61 pts, +15 and 4 GWG (tied).

* Hit 50-point mark for 3rd time in career and  20-goal mark for 6th straight year.

* Tallied OT GWG vs. TBL Mar. 22 to tie franchise record w/3 OT goals this year.

* Had career-long 5-game goal scoring streak (5G) from Feb. 3-Mar. 1.

* Scored 50th career PPG and a career-high 5 pts (3G-2A) @ CBJ Dec. 29.

 

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:

Home: 28GP 12G-16A-28PTS  +10  Even Strength: 16G-19A-35PTS  

Road: 31GP 15G-18A-33PTS  +5   Power Play: 11G-15A-26PTS

 

PLAYOFF NUMBERS WITH PITTSBURGH: 38GP 11G-11A-22PTS

REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS WITH PITTSBURGH: 199GP 89G-95A-184PTS

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.
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I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets