The Story of Ottawa Senators Right Winger Chris Neil
Chris Neil—or Christopher, as his mother, Bonnie, called him—grew up with the ambition and desire to be an NHL hockey player. Through grit and determination, he achieved his goal and left an indelible mark on the Ottawa Senators franchise.
Christopher spent many hours as a youngster in Ron and Cathy Pegg’s home, providing the author with personal, first-hand knowledge of Neil the hockey player and the man. That friendship continues to this day. In this engaging biography, you’ll meet the Neil family and the personalities from the world of hockey that guided and formed Chris Neil throughout his life—a life of athletics, community involvement, and faith.
Christopher played over a thousand games in the NHL, all as a member of the Ottawa Senators. He became one of just over fifty players in the history of the league to play a thousand games with one team. The one thousandth game was played in Los Angeles, with his wife, Cait, and all the members of the Pegg family present.
Christopher is not the final word on Neil’s career, as he continues to serve the hockey community off the ice, but it does tell the tale of a life well lived so far and will inspire hockey fans and people of faith alike.
Softcover Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page Count: 128
About the Author:
Ron Pegg holds a B.A. in History and English and an M.A. in Educational Planning. He and Cathy, his wife of fifty-two years, have three married children and fourteen grandchildren. He is one of three lifetime members of the Ontario Baseball Association. Christopher is his tenth book.