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Chris Neil spurned the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers higher offers to stay with the only NHL team he has played for: the Ottawa Senators. Neil left $1.3million on the table, chump change for a Heatley but not for a Chris Neil. Any chance Heatley you can pay back that $4million bonus?
Pesky forward Chris Neil opted to stay in Ottawa in the end, signing a four-year, $8 million contract and taking less than he was reportedly offered by the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers.
Neil was selected 161st overall by the Senators in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, and has spent his entire NHL career with the team, amassing 61 goals and 73 assists for 134 points in 511 games.
Resigning Neil is considered a strategic move - divisional rivals Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs have been bulking up and looking like a team that noone will like to play against, a player like Neil will be useful to have.
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