Remembering a Former Golden Knight: James Neal

James Neal made plenty of history with the Vegas Golden Knights. Here's the other aspects that made him part of the franchise's history.
2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Four
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3. James Neal's Work Now

James Neal
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After the 2017-2018 season, he departed for the Calgary Flames, where he signed a five-year, $28.75 million deal. He vastly underperformed, only scoring 19 points before being pushed off to the Edmonton Oilers for Milan Lucic and a 2020 conditional third-round pick the next season.

James Neal had a brief stint with the St. Louis Blues in 2021-2022. The winger signed a one-year deal with the Blues before being placed on waivers on January 2, 2022. His last sighting was with the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he tried out before the 2022-2023 season. He lasted for a month before being released from his professional tryout on October 3, 2022.

The Canadian player admitted his career dipped during his Calgary days. He was withering away on the Flames fourth line, wasting his time with the Alberta-based franchise. While Calgary might've been a steaming pile of cow dung for Neal, Vegas Golden Knights fans will remember him for how he propelled the franchise to unprecedented success.