Chris Neil, Senators Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

February 27th, 2016 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »

Chris Neil has been with the Ottawa Senators since the team drafted him 18 years ago. He'll be around for at least one more year, as Neil agreed to a one-year extension with the Senators on Saturday, the team announced.

Neil's extension is a $1.5 million deal.

“We’re happy to have reached an agreement with Chris on a contract extension,” Senators general manager Bryan Murray said in a statement. “Chris has long been someone who exemplifies strong work ethic and character while striving to be a leader and a good example for our young players."

The Senators selected Neil in the sixth round (No. 161 overall pick) of the 1998 draft. He spent three seasons in the minors before making his debut in Ottawa during the 2001-02 season. He's third in Senators history in games played (955) and is the franchise leader in penalty minutes (2,416).

An Ontario native, Neil has 10 points in his 14th NHL season for an Ottawa team that is six points out of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

"On the ice, he's played quality minutes for us this season and continue ...

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