Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/26/12
The One That Got Away Cam Neely Born: June 6, 1965 (age 46), Comox, BC, CAN Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 218 lb (99 kg) Position: Right wing Shot: Right Played for: Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins NHL Draft: 9th overall, 1983, Vancouver Canucks Playing career: 1983–1996 A Haunting Career Cam Neely – the worst trade in Vancouver Canucks History! That is just one of the things that Mr. Neely is known for. The other is an aggressive power forward style of hockey that cut his hockey career dreadfully short. Neely was born on June 6, 1965 in Comox, BC but he made his mark in hockey on the mainland playing for the Ridge Meadows Hockey Association in Maple Ridge. A solid minor hockey career led to Neely being drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Portland Winter Hawks before the 1982-1983 season. That year, Portland won the Memorial Cup and Neely was responsible for nine goals and eleven assists in 14 games as a rookie. The Canucks Official Poltergeist - Cam Neely In th...
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