Chris Neil posted 175 PIM last season and has a total of 1,480 in his NHL career. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
Status: Ottawa Senators right winger.
Ht: 6-foot-1 Wt: 212 pounds
DOB: June 18, 1979 In: Markdale, Ont.
Hockey Inspirations: "Well, obviously, my inspiration was to make the NHL, as a kid, watching some of my idols growing up - Denis Savard, Patrick Roy. I was a Montreal fan. Watching those guys made me strive to want to be a better hockey player. And try to make the NHL."
Nicknames: "Neiler, Neil-Dog."
Early Hockey Memory: "Winning a Silver Stick back in Canada, it's a big hockey tournament and we won our division, that was pretty memorable. And MVP of the tournament. So it was definitely one of the highlights."
Favorite Movies: "Roadhouse."
Last Book Read: "I'm reading George Foreman right now - Big George."
Favorite TV Shows: "I'd probably have to say Friends."
Current Car: "I have a Q7 Audi."
First Job: "My own grass cutting company (laughs)."
First Car: "Z24 Cavalier."
Pre-game Feeling: "Privilege and honor to play with this group of guys."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Making the Stanley Cup final."
Most Painful Moment: "Losing in the Stanley Cup final (laughs)."
Favorite Uniforms: "I like our black ones."
Favorite Arena: "Washington. (Why?) My brother lives there - Washington Capital fan. I had my first Gordie Howe (hat trick) there, so it was pretty exciting."
Funny Memory: "I've seen some funny stuff...probably Magnus Arvedson painted my teeth with permanent markers. So I went to put 'em in and the teeth were black (smiles)."
Strangest Game: "11-5 against Washington."
Most Memorable Goal: "Game 3, Stanley Cup final, scored. So being able to score in the Stanley Cup final was pretty exciting."
Favorite Players To Watch: "I like Ovechkin. Obviously, Crosby. Those guys are pretty exciting to watch. Gotta be aware when they're out on the ice."
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "I like playing baseball. I don't like watching though."
Personality Qualities Most Admired: "Genuine people. Like, what you see is what you get. People who don't - you're not out of the ordinary - you don't act different just because you're around certain people."
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