UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
NHL

Penguins trade RW James Neal to Predators for Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spaling

Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

James Neal (right) has 161 goals and 154 assists in six seasons for the Stars and Penguins.

The Penguins have traded right winger James Neal to the Predators for forward Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling, the teams announced Friday evening.

The 26-year-old Neal had 27 goals, 34 assists and a plus-15 rating last season in 59 regular-season games for Pittsburgh, and two goals and two assists in four playoff games. The six-year veteran, who has $15 million left on a six-year, $30 million deal that runs through 2017-18, will try to help a Predators offense (under new coach Peter Laviolette) that ranked 19th in the league with 2.6 goals per game.

Neal, who scored a career-high 40 goals in 2011-12, was suspended five games last season for kneeing Brad Marchand in the head.

Hornqvist, 27, is also a six-year veteran (all six in Nashville) and last season he scored 22 goals with 31 assists, while Spaling, 25, had 13 goals and 19 assists last season.

Hornqvist signed a five-year deal with the Predators last summer for $21.25 million.

--Chris Mascaro

More NHL

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again