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Chris Neil  #25

Ottawa Senators  Right Wing
NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: June 18, 1979  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Flesherton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: OTT / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (161st overall)
A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign, he is in the midst of the second of a three-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 7/12/12. 2013-14: Led the Senators and ranked second in the NHL for the second consecutive season with 211 penalty minutes ... Led the Senators and finished seventh among all NHL players with 253 hits ... Became the 11th player in franchise history to score 100 goals for the club when he did so on Jan. 23 at Tampa Bay (4-3 SO loss) ... Surpassed Wade Redden to move into third place among all-time Senators (second among forwards) when he played his 839th game for the club on March 15 at Montreal (5-4 OT loss). Career game highs: Goals: 2 (4x) last: 2/1/14 at Toronto (6-3 loss); Assists: 2 (9x) last: Oct. 18 vs Columbus (3-2 win); Points: 3 (2x) last: (2-1), 2/1/14 at Toronto (6-3 loss)
Signed as a free agent by Binghamton (AHL), March 2, 2005.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4