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Four Notre Dame football players expelled

Battle of Ontario continues

OTTAWA, May 6 (UPI) -- After a disappointing marathon loss on the road, the Ottawa Senators host the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night for Game Three of their NHL Eastern Conference se

Montreal 4; Ottawa 3

MONTREAL, Quebec, April 9 (UPI) -- On an emotional night at the Molson Centre that marked the return of Saku Koivu, the homestanding Montreal Canadiens ended a three-year playoff absence by holdi

Ottawa 6, Columbus 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Patrick Lalime survived a goaltending duel with a former teammate in the third period Wednesday night and became the winningest goaltender in Ottawa Senators' h

Boston 5, Ottawa 2

BOSTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Boston Bruins downed the Ottawa Senators Thursday night, 5-2, in a game highlighted by a wild brawl between goaltenders Byron Dafoe and Patrick Lalime late

Ottawa 4, Florida 2

SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Patrick Lalime stopped 23 shots and the Ottawa Senators scored three goals in a span of just over four minutes in the second period Friday night en route to a 4

Chicago 5, Ottawa 4 (OT)

OTTAWA, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Eric Daze completed his fourth career hat trick by scoring off a two on one with five seconds left in overtime Monday night, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a wil

Ottawa 1, Washington 5

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Daniel Alfredsson recorded his fourth career hat trick and seven other Ottawa Senators contributed more than one point Tuesday night in an 11-5 rout of the Wash
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Chris Neil
Ottawa Senators Chris Neil (25) barrels into New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur during the first period of game four in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the Stanley Cup at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on May 2, 2007. Neil earned a trip to the penalty box for goaltender interference. (UPI Photo/Grace Chiu).

Chris Neil (born June 18, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Neil currently plays right wing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Neil started out playing minor hockey in the town of Flesherton, Ontario. He later played for the Grey-Bruce Highlanders of the South-Central Triple A Hockey League before getting his junior hockey start with the Junior "B" Orangeville Crushers. He played three successful junior seasons with the OHL's North Bay Centennials. In his final junior season in North Bay, Neil had a career year and gave an indication that he could be more than merely a physical presence, scoring 72 points in 66 games.

Chris Neil was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 6th round (161st overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Ottawa management prized his toughness and work ethic and saw Neil as a player who would potentially fill a much needed role on the team for years to come. Neil spent two seasons with Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton, racking up back to back seasons of 300+ penalty minutes and establishing himself as a solid team player at the pro level.

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