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James Neal inks five-year deal with Calgary Flames

| Monday, July 2, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
The Calgary Flames have added a much-needed scorer to their lineup, signing winger James Neal on Monday, July 2, 2018. The deal is worth $28.75 million over five years with an annual average salary of $5.75 million. Neal played for the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18.
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The Calgary Flames have added a much-needed scorer to their lineup, signing winger James Neal on Monday, July 2, 2018. The deal is worth $28.75 million over five years with an annual average salary of $5.75 million. Neal played for the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18.

CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have added a much-needed scorer to their lineup, signing forward James Neal on Monday.

The deal is worth $28.75 million over five years with an annual average salary of $5.75 million.

Neal is coming off a run to the Stanley Cup Final with the Vegas Golden Knights, putting up 25 goals and 44 points in 71 regular-season games before adding six goals and 11 points in 20 postseason games.

The Flames Twitter account has been posting highlights from Neal's 2017-18 season.

The 30-year-old winger has reached the 20-goal mark in each of his 10 NHL seasons and produced a career-high 40 goals in 2011-12. He has 263 goals and 495 points in 703 games.

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