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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)
-Is currently day-to-day with an upper-body injury. -Has five overtime goals since the start of the 2013-14 season, the most of any NHL player during that span. -Has six game-winning goals this season, matching his career high in the category (last, in 2012-13). -Has recorded 20 or more goals in seven straight seasons (2008-09 to present). -One of seven current NHL players to record at least 20 goals in each of his first seven (or more) NHL seasons. -Nashville is 12-3-2 when he scores a goal this season. -Scored all three of the Preds goals on Oct. 23 vs. Chicago, tallying a natural hat trick. The fifth time in his career he has recorded three goals in a game. -In 2013-14, hit the 20-goal mark for the sixth time in his six NHL seasons and posted 55-plus points for the third time in his previous four campaigns (27g-34a-61pts). -Titles won: 2007 Robertson Cup (OHL Champions), 2007 World Junior Championship (Canada) -On Twitter: @jneal_18
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.
Quote of the Day

He scores 50 goals, they go in, they go in, and they go in. And I think, 'Why can't I do that?'

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on teammate Alex Ovechkin, who scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday in a 4-2 win vs. the Hurricanes