Blues sign James Neal to one-year deal after professional tryout

St. Louis Blues' James Neal (81) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in St. Louis. (Joe Puetz/AP)

The St. Louis Blues have signed forward James Neal to a one-year, $750,000 deal after he joined the team on a professional tryout and scored four goals in five pre-season games.

In 13 NHL seasons, Neal has recorded 294 goals and 261 assists in 850 regular-season games with the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators, Vegas Golden Knights, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers.

The 34-year-old produced five goals and five assists in 29 games with the Oilers last season.

October 9, 2021

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James Neal
Right Wing
AGE: 34

SIGNED BY
St. Louis Blues
LENGTH
1 yr
CONTRACT TYPE
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT
$750,000
TOTAL
$750,000

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