Flesherton native Chris Neil officially retired from the National Hockey League this morning.
The 38 year old Neil played 1,026 NHL games, all of them for the Ottawa Senators over a decade and a half.
Known mostly for his rugged play, Neil accumulated more than 2,500 penalty minutes in his career.
Neil also scored 112 goal goals in his career. highlighted by a goal in Game 3 of the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals against Anaheim.
Neil's goal tied the game at 1 that night, setting the Senators in motion for their only victory in the series as the Ducks won the Stanley Cup 4 games to 1.
The Stanley Cup goal by Neil on June 2nd, 2007 was a special moment on a special day for Neil as his daughter had been born that weekend.