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Chris Neil

Chris Neil  #25

Ottawa Senators  Right Wing
NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: June 18, 1979  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Flesherton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 206 DRAFTED: OTT / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (161st overall)
The Senators franchise leader in penalty minutes (2,352), he ranks 29th among all-time NHL players ... A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign, he is in the midst of the third of a three-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 7/12/12. 2014-15: Was limited to only 38 regular season games, the fewest of his 13-season NHL career ... Registered the third Gordie Howe hat-trick of his NHL career on Nov. 28 at Florida (2-1 loss) ... Sustained an MCL (right knee) injury on Dec. 11 vs. Los Angeles (5-3 loss) causing him to miss 16 regular season games ... Was forced to miss the regular season s final 28 contests after sustaining a fractured left thumb on Feb. 14 vs. Edmonton (7-2 win). Career game highs: Goals: 2 (4x) last: 2/1/14 at Toronto (6-3 loss); Assists: 2 (9x) last: 10/18/14 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. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to lower-body (December 11, 2014 vs. Los Angeles) and thumb (February 14, 2015 vs. Edmonton) injuries.
Quote of the Day

Yeah, I guess so. That empty-netter was pretty lucky, but I'll take it.

— Senators forward Mike Hoffman when asked if his two-goal game was a good way to celebrate his 26th birthday
World Cup of Hockey 2016