Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil Retires

Breaking NHL news: Neil announces his retirement

Breaking NHL news: Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil has announced his retirement after 15 NHL seasons. The 38-year-old spent his entire career in Ottawa and is the team’s all-time penalty minutes’ leader (20th in NHL history).

In 1,026 games, Neil had 2,522 penalty minutes, 112 goals and 138 assists.

Neil was drafted in the sixth-round in 1998 by the Senators and sits third on Ottawa’s all-time games played list behind Chris Phillips (1,179) and Daniel Alfredsson (1,178).

Neil had his best season in 2005-06 when he scored 16 goals with 17 assists.

Neil will play in the Alumni Classic Friday.

For other Senators stories, check out: Duchene traded to Ottawa and Karlsson to make season debut

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