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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)
-His 11 goals are good for second most on the team and his 19 points (11g-8a) are good for third. -Has five points (2g-3a) in his last six games. -Leads all Nashville skaters in shots (106), putting him in the NHL's Top 10 in the category. -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

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday