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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)
2015 Playoff Notes: - Led the game in shots (9) in Game One, tying the Preds franchise record for shots in a playoff game. NHL Playoff Notes: - Tallied 22 points (11g-11a) in 38 career playoff games over the course of four seasons with the Penguins from 2011-14. - Recorded his first playoff hat trick with a four-point outing (1g-3a) in Game Five of the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Senators (with PIT). - His first career Stanley Cup Playoff goal was a double-overtime game winner in Game Four of the 2011 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Tampa Bay (with PIT). Additional Playoff/Championship Notes: - Helped the Plymouth Whalers claim the 2007 Robertson Cup as OHL champions, ranking second in goals (12) and sixth in points (23) during the playoffs. - Paced all skates at the 2007 Memorial Cup in goals (5) and penalty minutes (42), while tying for fourth in points (6) in five games. - Won the Gold Medal with Team Canada at the 2007 World Junior Championship.
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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He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday
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