James Neal Biography

( 1987 - )
January 5, 2020
First published on:June 1, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of James Neal

Date of Birth: 1987, September 3
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name James Nea
Birth Place Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Famous Name James Nea
Father Peter Neal
Mother Deborah Neal
Net Worth $20 million
Salary $5,750,000
Nationality Canadian
Currently Working For Calgary Flames

James Neal is a Candian professional ice hockey player who currently plays in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Flames as a winger.  Besides playing for Calgary Flames, he has also played for Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators, and Vegas Golden Knights where he was also an alternate captain for Vegas Golden Knights and occasionally leads the side.

The thirty-one years old currently has an estimated net worth over $20 million. He is in an open relationship with his long-time girlfriend. 

James Neal Salary and Net worth

 Jame Neal has an estimated net worth of over $20 million in 2020. Currently, the hunk is under the 5 years $28,750,000 contract with the Calgary Flames, including $28,750,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $5,750,000.

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Moreover, In 2018-19, he will earn a base salary of $5,750,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,750,000.

A successful and popular ice hockey player, James Neal has earned a massive amount of wealth from professional ice hockey. He previously had a two-year contract that earned him $ 2.25 million in the first year that rose to $ 3.5 million the following year with Dallas Stars.

Neal also signed a contract for 5 years worth $30 million with the annual salary of $ 5 million with the Pittsburg Penguins in 2012. 

As per our record, Neal has managed to earn about $41,366,829 in his 12 years NHL career.

James Neal donating $75,000 to the Three Square SOURCE: [email protected]

Neal is also involved in charity works and frequently donates money to the charitable foundation. In 2016, he donated more than $15 thousand to the Make-A-Wish middle Tennessee. He also supported the Three Square foundation with $75,000.

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Girlfriend: Melanie Collins

James Neal is unmarried but is reported to be in a relationship with his girlfriend, Melanie Collins. It was also reported the pair began dating since 2014. By looking at their social networking sites, the couple seems to be enjoying a happy and loving life. They enjoyed being with each other and they look like a  fine couple.

James Neal with his girlfriend Melanie Collins SOURCE: Pinterest

His girlfriend Melanie Collins is an American television personality by profession and famously known for being a host for a golf channel. Besides, she is the face of Yahoo! Sports, co-host of Big Break on Golf Channel and contributor to The Insider on CBS.

Both the pair have stayed out themselves from troubles, affairs, and scandals, as there is no rumors or controversy surrounding them. Currently, they are enjoying a happy and blissful life with no signs of splitting up. They have not announced officially if they are going to take their relationship to the next level.

Currently 33, James Neal stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 100 kg.

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Bio and Early Life

James Neal born to mother, Deborah Neal, and father, Peter Neal in Whitby, Ontario Canada on September 3, 1987. He holds a Canadian nationality.

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Besides him, there are three brothers in his family James, Nick, and Peter. He was initially trained by his father in developing hockey skills. His brother, James plays in NHL for Nashville Predators. He also has a sister named Rebecca. 

His favorite team during his childhood was the Maple Leafs. 

During his early teenage life,  he played for ice hockey teams such as Plymouth Whalers as well as Bowmanville Eagles.

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James Neal’s Professional  Career

He made his professional playing career debut with the NHL team, Dallas Stars in 2007 and after playing a couple of seasons with Dallas Stars, he later went to play for Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators.

Neal was picked as part of the draft with the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017.  He has also represented the Canadian national ice hockey team and lead his team to secure Gold medals at the World Junior Championship and silver medal in IIHF World Championship.


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