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Cam Neely
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• Shoots: Right • Height: 6-1 • Weight: 218 lbs. •
• Born: June 6, 1965 • Comox, British Columbia •
• Draft: Vancouver • 1st round (9th overall) • 1983 NHL Entry • from: Portland Winter Hawks (WHL) •
• Played: 1983/84 - 1995/96 •
• Hall of Fame: 2005 •



• Championships •
1983 Portland Winter Hawks (CHL / Memorial Cup)

• Awards •
1993-94 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (NHL)
2010 Lester Patrick Trophy (NHL)

• Honors •
1987-88 NHL All-Star Team (2nd)
1989-90 NHL All-Star Team (2nd)
1990-91 NHL All-Star Team (2nd)
1993-94 NHL All-Star Team (2nd)

• All-Star Games •
NHL - 1988 / 1989
NHL - 1990 / 1991 / 1996

• All-Star Team Voting •
- 1987-88 (2nd) / 1988-89 (6th) / 1989-90 (2nd)
- 1990-91 (2nd) / 1993-94 (2nd)

• Hart Trophy Voting •
- 1993-94 (9th)

• Selke Trophy Voting •
- 1987-88 (T21st)
- 1989-90 (T27th)
- 1990-91 (T19th)



• Achievements •
• VsX • Points • 7 yr peak
- 67 / 53 / 54 / 71 / 79 / INJ / INJ / 62 / 63 = 509 (MEAN = 64)

• VsX • Goals • 7 yr peak
- 64 / 75 / 56 / 89 / 100 / INJ / INJ / 93 / 84 = 561 (MEAN = 80)

• VsX • Goals (for span RWers) • 7 yr peak/span
- 68 / 84 / 76 / 100* / 100* / INJ / INJ / 88 / 84 = 600 (MEAN = 86)
(2nd place finishes behind Brett Hull's 72 & 86 goals)

- 50 goals in 44 games


• Goals
- 1982-83 WHL 56 (T11)
- 1989-90 NHL 55 (3)
- 1990-91 NHL 51 (2)
- 1993-94 NHL 50 (8)
- 1994-95 NHL 27 (9)
- Career NHL • 395 (91st all-time / 31st for RWers)
- Career NHL PLAYOFFS • 57 (37th all-time / 14th for RWers)

• Goals Per Game
- 1989-90 NHL 0.72 (5)
- 1990-91 NHL 0.74 (2)
- 1993-94 NHL 1.02 (1)
- 1994-95 NHL 0.64 (5)
- Career NHL • 0.54 (14th all-time / 7th for RWers)
- Career NHL PLAYOFFS • 0.61 (5th all-time / 3rd for RWers)

• Power Play Goals
- 1989-90 NHL 25 (2)
- 1990-91 NHL 18 (6)
- 1993-94 NHL 20 (9)
- 1994-95 NHL 16 (1)
- Career • 142 (52nd all-time / 16th for RWer)
- 1991 NHL PLAYOFFS 9 (1)
- Career PLAYOFFS • 25 (13th all-time / 5th for RWers)

• Even Strength Goals
- 1987-88 NHL 31 (10)
- 1989-90 NHL 30 (10)
- 1990-91 NHL 32 (7)
- 1993-94 NHL 30 (5)
- Career NHL • 252 (104th all-time / 37th for RWers)
- Career NHL PLAYOFFS • 31 (51st all-time / 18th for RWers)

• Shooting Percentage
- 1993-94 NHL 27.0 (1)
- Career NHL • 18.4 (26th all-time / 12th for RWers)
- Career NHL PLAYOFFS • 19.6 ( 34th all-time / 4th for RWers)

• Points Per Game
- 1990-91 NHL 1.32 (9)
- 1993-94 NHL 1.51 (2)
- Career NHL • 0.96 (80th all-time / 23rd for Rwers)
- Career NHL PLAYOFFS • 0.96 (23rd all-time / 13th for RWers)

• Plus/Minus
- 1987-88 NHL 30 (10))



• career stats •
gms G A TP PIMs+/- G/gm A/gm PP SH
NHL 726 395 299 6941241+82 .54 .41 1421
NHL PLAYOFFS 93 57 32 89 168 -9 .61 .34 251
WHL 91 6482146159 .70.90 

• career team records •
Boston Bruins (NHL) - games (40)(RW9) / playoff games (12)(RW4) / goals (5)(RW2) / playoff goals (1) / assists (25)(RW6) / playoff assists (17)(RW6) / points (9)(RW4) / playoff points (7)(RW2) / PIMs (12)(RW4) / playoff PIMs (7)(RW4) / EV goals (6)(RW2) / playoff EV goals (2)(RW2) / PP goals (4)(RW1) / playoff PP goals (1) / GPG (2)(RW1) / playoff GPG (3*)(RW1) / APG (28)(RW5) / playoff APG (43)(RW9) / PtsPG (4)(RW1) / playoff PtsPG (7)(RW1) / 7th Player Award (1986-87) (1993-94)
*(.01% behind Phil Esposito & Barry Pederson with more games played)



• Accolades •

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Sinden

“Cam Neely was the hockey player the other hockey players wanted to be. He was blessed with a rare blend of talent, strength and determination and inspired other players to play as he did - hard and unrelenting.”
Quote:
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.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier

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.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier

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. During the Bruins Conference Final against Pittsburgh, a cheap hit on Cam's thigh by rival defenseman Ulf Sameulsson began Cam's injury woe's that would plague him for the rest of his tragically shortened career.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier

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.) Cam hurt his knee again shortly after scoring his 50th, and missed the playoffs that season.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier

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.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sports Illustrated

It took Cam Neely nearly two years to overcome a devastating leg injury. Last Thursday, when he finally returned to the Boston Bruin lineup, it took him less than five minutes to make his presence felt.

Cheers rocked Boston Garden whenever Neely appeared on the ice, and the noise built to an ear-splitting roar after he slapped a rebound past Minnesota North Star goalie Jon Casey 4:51 into the game. Hats, shoes and a stuffed toy Bruin came flying out of the stands as Neely pumped his left arm in jubilation. He capped his comeback by laying Minnesota's Dave Gagner flat with a ferocious bodycheck.

"I don't plan on playing any differently than I ever have," says Neely, 27, a two-time 50-goal scorer and the game's quintessential power forward. "I have to play physical to play well."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leigh Montville

He might be the craziest x factor in all of organized sport. The nights he can play are a gift. Plugged into right wing on the Bruins' first line, he is a 150-watt bulb replacing a night-light, brilliance suddenly filling the rink. His appearance could not be more sudden and powerful than if he arrived in the Batmobile from the Batcave. In 28 games this season, he has scored 32 goals, tied for second in the NHL at the All-Star break. He has eight game-winning goals, first in the league.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Sinden

"Cam, to me, is everything this franchise stands for. He's not only the quintessential Boston Bruin, I think he's the quintessential hockey player. I know you have Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, and I'm not saying I wouldn't take them first in a draft, but Cam does more things, things that they don't do. He hits. He works the corners. I don't say there aren't other guys who do that, but Cam does it as well as anybody."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vancouver Sun

What more could you ask of an 18 year old right winger one season removed from midget hockey? Intelligent and tough, he will score consistently once he feels more comfortable in the league. While learning, his abrasiveness has offset his defensive shortcomings. Finally, a local boy who wasn't ignored by the local team.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Milwaukee Journal

....then tempers flared in the rugged, close-checking game. At 14:45, Boston's Cam Neely, who suffered an 11 stitch cut on the forehead by an errant puck in the first period, and Montreal's XXXXXX XXXXXX received five-minute penalties for a lively fight.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boston Telegraph

Neely, the prototypical NHL power forward before his leg began to unravel in May 1991, had a fabulous first game back after 13 months of repair and rehabilitation on his tattered left knee. He scored a power-play goal less than five minutes into the game-playing part of his comeback, led all skaters with seven shots, splattered almost every North Star who dared to take on his chiseled, 6-foot-1, 217 pound frame.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bangor Daily News

The New York Rangers left the Boston Garden talking to themselves and talking about Cam Neely. The Boston forward got the 13th hat trick of his career to bring the Bruins from behind for a 5-4 victory that endangered the playoff hopes of the defending Stanley Cup champions.

"He's a fabulous goal-scorer," said Rangers goaltender Glenn Healy,"He takes very little time to get the puck on net because of his hands. You have to start faster with him".

"He's unbelievably strong," added Ranger forward Adam Graves. "He gets his stick on everything because of his hand-eye coordination. He doesn't seem to look where he's shooting, yet he always seems to pick a corner".


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cam Neely
"I may not have played well each shift, but I tried as hard as I could each shift. Obviously my physical play was something I took great pride in because I knew what it would do for myself and my teammates."


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