After a lengthy stretch without a point, Calgary Flames forward James Neal has hit a significant milestone. Neal earned an assist on the third Flames goal on Sunday afternoon against Arizona, hitting the 500 point mark in his National Hockey League career.
Noah Hanifin scored a power play goal, burying a rebound off a Neal scoring chance. Neal drew the penalty that put the Flames on the power play. The assist was his first point since a goal against Colorado on Nov. 1.
Neal, 31, was the Flames’ top free agent addition this summer. He’s in the first year of a five year deal worth $5.75 million per season.