OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators general manager John Muckler announced the re-signing of right-winger Chris Neil to a multi-year agreement.
In his fourth season with the Senators and in the NHL , Neil reached five career milestones and set single-season highs in goals (16), assists (17) and points (33) over 79 games. His 204 penalty minutes on the season made him the Senators’ all-time leader (776) in that category. The 27-year-old was also just one of three NHLers this season to record 15 goals or more and over 150 penalty minutes.
In 301 career games with Ottawa, Neil has recorded 40 goals, 36 assists, 76 points and 776 penalty minutes.
07-26-2006 11:02 AM
Good keep for Ottawa.
07-26-2006 11:03 AM
Great move. Neil is a great fighter and put up decent numbers last season too.
07-26-2006 11:14 AM
They made the right move.
07-26-2006 11:26 AM
One of the most annoying but effective players at his role in the game today. Good move.
07-26-2006 11:52 AM
I expected him to avoid arbitration and it looks like he did. Great move for the Senators. Not only does he provide grit, toughness, and 20 goal potential, but he'll be looked to for leadership this season too I think. He should see even more PP time this season too with Havlat gone and no more Chara to stand in front of the net, so this will help Ottawa for sure.
07-26-2006 12:32 PM
Good move by Sens. Wish there were more guys like Neil in the league...unfortunately there are very few...
07-26-2006 12:35 PM
That's the news I was hoping and waiting for....
07-26-2006 01:32 PM
3 years, $3.3 mil
07-26-2006 07:45 PM
Great move and it's nice to see Neil get a good deal for himself. It's well earned.
07-26-2006 07:49 PM
good deal for both sides
07-30-2006 04:41 PM
I think he could have made a little more, or at least, I'd like to see him make a little more.
I love Neil. He's one of three Senators players I actually really like (McG, Fish, Neil) and its great to see he'll be sticking around. As a side note, I saw him in a tournament this week and he looked to be in really good shape. I think he bulked up a bit from last year and he was looking very, very good on the ice. I wouldn't be surprised if he surpassed last years points/PIM totals.
07-30-2006 08:33 PM
3 years 3.3 million is about right. Does not put up huge points but does his job.