Senators to retire former Flesherton native Chris Neil’s number 25

Former Fleisherton native and Ottawa Senator winger Chris Neal will retire early next year.

The senators tweeted a video of Neal recording a message to fans about the upcoming Feb. 17 game in Ottawa and Chicago. When he gets to the part of the script that says his No. 25 is being held up to the rafters, Neil Laughs first, then tears as his family enters the room.

The 43-year-old was drafted 161st overall in 1998 and played his 15-year career in Ottawa.

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