Right-winger Ray Neufeld was 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.
The native of St. Boniface, Manitoba was a scoring star with the Flin Flon Bombers and Edmonton Oil Kings of the WCJHL. After scoring 54 goals for Edmonton in 1978-79, he was taken 81st overall by the Hartford Whalers at the NHL Entry Draft.
Neufeld played mostly in the AHL for three years before earning a full time slot on the Whalers in 1982-83. Beginning that year he record three straight seasons of nearly 30 goals and formed an effective line with Bob Sullivan and Mark Johnson. Early in the 1985-86 season he was traded to the Winnipeg Jets for popular defenceman Dave Babych.
Neufeld played decently but his goal total dropped and he began to feel the pressure from the home crowd. In December 1988 he was traded to the Boston Bruins for Moe Lemay but spent most of his time in the minors for his new club. He retired in 1990 after scoring 27 goals for the AHL's Maine Mariners.