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Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
215 lb (98 kg/15 st 5 lb)
NHL Team
F. teams
Ottawa Senators
Binghamton Senators
Durham Thundercats
Grand Rapids Griffins
Mobile Mysticks
Muskegon Fury
North Bay Centennials
Orangeville Crushers
Nationality 22x20px Canada
Born June 18, 1979 (1979-06-18) (age 38),
Markdale, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 161st Overall, 1998
Ottawa Senators
Pro career 2001 – present

</div></div> Chris Neil (born June 18, 1979 in Markdale, Ontario) is a Canadian right winger for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Neil started out playing minor hockey in the town of Flesherton, Ontario. He later played for the Grey-Bruce Highlanders of the South-Central Triple A Hockey League before getting his junior hockey start with the Junior "B" Orangeville Crushers. He is an alumnus of the Ontario Hockey League's North Bay Centennials.

NHL careerEdit

Chris Neil was drafted by Ottawa in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on October 3, 2001 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The next night, he got his first assist in a game against the Montreal Canadiens. On October 30 Chris scored his first goal against the Atlanta Thrashers. During that season, Chris Neil played 72 games and scored 17 points.

During the 2002–03 season, Chris had 10 points in 68 games and 147 penalty minutes, the most penalty minutes of any Ottawa Senator. The next year, Chris again led the Senators with 194 penalty minutes. The year after the NHL lockout of 2004–2005, Neil had career high point total with 33 points, and received 204 penalty minutes. That summer, he signed a 3 year, $3.3 million contract with the Ottawa Senators.

He led the league in hits during the 2006–07 season.

PersonalEdit

  • Before Neil was married, he and teammate Mike Fisher were roommates.
  • Wife's name is Caitlin.
  • On June 1, 2007, at 11:05 p.m., Neil and his wife, Caitlin, celebrated the birth of their first child named Hailey Jean, weighing 6 lbs. and 10 ounces. In the next game, he scored an important goal which he dedicated to her.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Orangeville Crushers MWJBHL 43 15 15 30 50 -- -- -- -- --
1996–97 North Bay Centennials OHL 65 13 16 29 150 -- -- -- -- --
1997–98 North Bay Centennials OHL 59 26 29 55 231 -- -- -- -- --
1998–99 North Bay Centennials OHL 66 26 46 72 215 4 1 0 1 15
1998–99 Muskegon Fury UHL 1 1 1 2 0 18 1 3 4 61
1999–00 Mobile Mysticks ECHL 4 0 2 2 39 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 51 9 10 19 301 8 0 2 2 24
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 78 15 21 36 354 10 2 2 4 22
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 72 10 7 17 231 12 0 0 0 12
2002–03 Ottawa Senators NHL 68 6 4 10 147 15 1 0 1 24
2003–04 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 8 8 16 194 7 0 1 1 19
2004–05 Durham Thundercats WOAA 1 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Binghamton Senators AHL 22 4 6 10 132 6 1 1 2 26
2005–06 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 16 17 33 204 4 1 0 1 6
2006–07 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 12 16 28 177 20 2 2 4 20
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 68 6 14 20 199 4 0 1 1 22
NHL Totals 451 58 66 124 1152 68 4 4 8 111

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ru:Нил, Крис fi:Chris Neil

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