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James Neal

Born:September 3, 1987Draft:2005 Stars, 33rd Overall
Hometown:Whitby, ON, CANPosition:RW
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Columbus Blue Jackets (PTO)

James Neal (born September 3, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who is currently on a professional tryout contract (PTO) with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He recently played for the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Vegas Golden Knights, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Dallas Stars. While playing junior ice hockey with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), he was selected in the second round, 33rd overall, by the Stars in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

James Neal Edmonton Oilers
James Neal with the Edmonton Oilers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

James Neal Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Feb. 21, 2011Matt NiskanenAlex Goligoski
June 27, 2014Patric Hornqvist
Nick Spaling
July 19, 20193rd-Round Pick in 2021
(Kirill Kirsanov)
Milan Lucic

Deeper Dive


  • CHL Top Prospects Game — 2004-05
  • U18 WJC Silver Medal — 2004-05
  • CHL Second All-Star Team — 2006-07
  • OHL Champion — 2006-07
  • OHL First All-Star Team — 2006-07
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal — 2006-07
  • NHL YoungStars Roster — 2008-09
  • World Championship Silver Medal — 2008-09
  • NHL First All-Star Team — 2011-12
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2015-16
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2017-18
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