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Report: Neil signs three-year, $5.75 million extension with Sens

Jul 10, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT

Chris Neil, Brian Boyle AP

Ottawa forward and MSG fan favorite Chris Neil has reportedly signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him in a Senators uniform through 2015-16.

The deal is believed to be worth $5.75 million.

Neil had 13 goals, 15 assists and a team-high 271 hits in 2011-12. The 33-year-old added two goals and an assist in the Sens’ first-round loss to the Rangers, but most notably delivered a crushing hit on Brian Boyle in Game 5.

Rangers coach John Tortorella called it “a dangerous, dangerous, cheap hit.” However, the league deemed it legal.

Neil has spent his entire career in Ottawa, amassing 90 goals, 110 assists and 1,861 PIM in 731 games.

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  1. Eberwizzle - Jul 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    I really hate this guy…..I really with he was on my team!!!!

  2. nygdriveforfive - Jul 10, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Chris Neil hands of steel!! He used to be just a tough guy but has grown his game into solid 2 way player. Senator for life!

  3. nygdriveforfive - Jul 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    O ya and that hit on boyle in the playoffs was so sweet!! Look out for the Sens for next 5 years. This is a franchise that wins consistently.

  4. jpelle82 - Jul 11, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    sens love them some chris neil. dont blame them, would love to have him on my team

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