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Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame


Ray Neufeld

Raymond Matthew Neufeld

Selected by Hartford Whalers 4th round (#81) in 1979 NHL Entry Draft

a scrappy competitor who used his size and scoring ability to good effect during his 595-game NHL career. He recorded four 20-goal seasons and set up his linemates for many goals through his hard work in the corners. ... in junior, was a scoring star with the Flin Flon Bombers and Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. ... rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as No. 9 prospect among players born in 1959 for the 1979 NHL draft. ... after scoring 54 goals in 1978-79, he was drafted by the Hartford Whalers. ... turned pro in 1979-80, playing mostly in the AHL for three years before earning a full time slot on the Whalers in 1982-83. ... made NHL debut March 21, 1980 against Philadelphia in Hartford. ... scored first NHL goal in second NHL game, on a breakaway from center ice at Montreal Forum. ... famous in Hartford for throwing pucks into stands as he exited pre-game skate for home games. ... won Hartford Keyes Award (Unsung Hero) 1982-83. ... scored 1,000th goal in Hartford/Carolina franchise history on Jan. 13, 1985, vs. Philadelphia. ... played on Hartford's off-season charity softball team. ... active in charitable causes during his playing days in Hartford, including work with Connecticut Girl Scouts and local inner-city kids. ... left Hartford with franchise record (since broken) for games played in NHL (331). ... last player from Whalers' first NHL draft to play continuously for the organization. ... really struggled after being traded from Hartford to Winnipeg. ... utilized as a scorer in Hartford, Winnipeg miscast him as a power forward. ... also the pressure of being traded for popular Dave Babych also weighed heavily on him. ... played decently for Winnipeg but his goal production dropped and he began to feel the pressure from the home crowd. ... traded to Boston in December 1988. ... saw limited action in Boston and after playing a season in the AHL, retired in 1990. ... returned to Winnipeg after his retirement and went into real estate business. ... started coaching junior in the MJHL in 2004. ... joined BIG FM radio as a color commentator on MJHL hockey broadcasts for the Selkirk Steelers in 2007 for parts of 2 seasons. ... was an analyst for TSN 1290 for their NHL Winnipeg Jets radio broadcasts. ...

Career StatisticsEdit

PlayingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976-77 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 68 13 19 32 63 -- -- -- -- --
1977-78 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 72 23 46 69 224 15 4 4 8 39
1978-79 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 57 54 48 102 138 8 5 1 6 2
1979-80 Springfield Indians AHL 73 23 29 52 51 -- -- -- -- --
Hartford Whalers NHL 8 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0
1980-81 Hartford Whalers NHL 52 5 10 15 44 -- -- -- -- --
Binghamton Whalers AHL 25 7 7 14 43 6 2 0 2 0
1981-82 Hartford Whalers NHL 19 4 3 7 4 -- -- -- -- --
Binghamton Whalers AHL 61 28 31 59 81 15 9 8 17 10
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 26 31 57 86 -- -- -- -- --
1983-84 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 27 42 69 97 -- -- -- -- --
1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 76 27 35 62 129 -- -- -- -- --
1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 16 5 10 15 40 -- -- -- -- --
Winnipeg Jets NHL 60 20 28 49 62 3 2 0 2 10
1986-87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 18 18 36 105 8 1 1 2 30
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 18 18 36 167 5 2 2 4 6
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 31 5 2 7 52 -- -- -- -- --
Boston Bruins NHL 14 1 3 4 28 10 2 3 5 9
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Maine Mariners AHL 76 27 29 56 117 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 595 157 200 357 814 28 8 6 14 55

CoachingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T OTL Pts Finish GP W L Results
2004-05 Southeast Blades MJHL Assist 54 7 41 2 4 20 - -
Head 9 0 9 0 0 0 5th Addison DNQ
2005-06 Southeast Blades MJHL Head 63 18 34 6 5 47 5th Addison DNQ
2006-07 Southeast Blades MJHL Head 63 9 46 5 3 26 5th Addison DNQ
2007-08 Dauphin Kings MJHL Assist Statistics Unavailable 3rd S-Wood 11 4 7 Lost Div Final
2008-09 Manitoba Bisons CWUAA Assist 28 13 9 - 6 32 3rd 2 0 2 Lost Qtr Final
2009-10 Winnipeg South Blues MJHL Assist 62 27 27 - 8 62 4th Addison 4 0 4 Lost Div Semi
2010-11 Winnipeg Blues MJHL Assist 62 18 32 - 12 48 4th Addison DNQ
2011-12 Winnipeg Blues MJHL Assist 62 38 19 - 5 81 2nd Addison 10 6 4 Lost Div Final

ManagingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OTL Pts Finish GP W L Results
2004-05 Southeast Blades MJHL 9 0 9 0 0 0 5th Addison DNQ
2005-06 Southeast Blades MJHL 63 18 34 6 5 47 5th Addison DNQ
2006-07 Southeast Blades MJHL 63 9 46 5 3 26 5th Addison DNQ

Career MovesEdit

  • Traded to Winnipeg by Hartford for Dave Babych, November 21, 1985
  • Traded to Boston by Winnipeg for Moe Lemay, December 30, 1988

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