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Velociraptor
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Cameron "Cam" Neely, RW

Position: Right Wing
HT/WT: 6'1", 215 lbs
Shoots: Right
Nickname(s): "Bam-Bam Cam"



- Recipient of the 1994 Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy
- Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame (2005)
- 395 goals, 694 regular season points in 726 games played.
- 57 goals, 89 playoff points in 93 games played.
- 4 acknowledgements for the NHL Second All-Star Team. (1988, 1990, 1991, 1996)

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Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
Cam Neely was the ultimate Boston Bruin. Character, perseverance, team work, physical play, play to death, win - all traits that can be easily used to describe both Neely and his B's.
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Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
Cam would score 36, 40, and 38 goals in his first 3 seasons with Boston. Cam would go on to record two straight 50 goal seasons before he suffered a major blow to his knee. Cam returned for the 93-94 season scoring 50 goals for the third time. It took Cam only 44 games to reach the 50 goal plateau, only Wayne Gretzky has done it faster. (Mario Lemieux in the 88-89 season also scored 50 in 44 games.)
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Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
As amazing of a goal scorer that he was, lighting the lamp did not define Cam Neely. He was the ultimate power forward of his time. His hands were as soft as a feather when he handled the puck, yet hard as a rock when handled an enemy. Defensemen feared going back into their corner to chase a loose puck knowing Neely was right behind them. As a forechecker he was relentless and imposing. He was an insane body checker and a dangerous fighter. Through his physical play he set the tone of games.
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Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
The physical game took it's toll on Neely's body, yet he handled diversity with the utmost of class. He showed courage and perseverance, and a deep love of the game. Cam Neely gave everything he had to the game of hockey - his blood, sweat and tears, his hip, quad and knee, and most of all his heart.
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Originally Posted by Wayne Cashman
"If you are going to write the description of a power forward, you just put down Cam Neely. You don't need to put anything else."
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Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
In spite of nagging injuries, in the ten seasons Neely played for the Bruins, he still led the team in scoring seven times, including three campaigns with fifty or more goals.
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Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
Cam Neely is considered the pre-eminent power forward of his era. It was talent and dogged determination that set the competitor above his peers and earned Neely a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame.


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