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James Neal  #18

NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: September 3, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Whitby, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 208 DRAFTED: DAL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (33rd overall)
-Leads all Nashville skaters in shots (67). -His 3.5 shots per game average puts him in the NHL's Top 15. -Scored all three of the Preds goals on Oct. 23 vs. Chicago, tallying a natural hat trick. The fifth time in his career he has recorded three goals in a game. -Tied for the Nashville lead in goals (9) and is third in points (9g-5a-14pts). -Five of his eight goals have come in the third period. -The Preds are 5-1-0 when Neal scores a goal. -In 2013-14, hit the 20-goal mark for the sixth time in his six NHL seasons and posted 55-plus points for the third time in his previous four campaigns (27g-34a-61pts). -Titles won: 2007 Robertson Cup (OHL Champions), 2007 World Junior Championship (Canada) -On Twitter: @jneal_18
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.
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2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series