| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
215 lb (98 kg/15 st 5 lb)
| NHL Team|
| Ottawa Senators|
Grand Rapids Griffins
North Bay Centennials
|Born|| June 18, 1979,|
Markdale, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 161st Overall, 1998|
|Pro career||2001 – present|
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.
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.
- 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.
|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|
|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|
- List of NHL seasons
- List of Ottawa Senators players
- Pest (hockey)
- Enforcer (ice hockey)
- List of AHL seasons
- List of OHL seasons
- Chris Neil's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Chris Neil with the Durham Thundercats
- Ottawa Senators.com - Career Notesfr:Chris Neil