Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ray Neufeld
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 68 13 19 32 63
1977-78 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 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 Hartford Whalers NHL 8 1 0 1 0 -3 2 1 0 1 0
1979-80 Springfield Indians AHL 73 23 29 52 51
1980-81 Hartford Whalers NHL 52 5 10 15 44 +1
1980-81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 25 7 7 14 43 6 2 0 2 0
1981-82 Hartford Whalers NHL 19 4 3 7 4 -7
1981-82 Binghamton Whalers AHL 61 28 31 59 81 15 9 8 17 10
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 26 31 57 86 -34
1983-84 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 27 42 69 97 -18
1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 76 27 35 62 129 -29
1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 16 5 10 15 40 -3
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 60 20 28 48 62 -17 3 2 0 2 10
1986-87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 18 18 36 105 -13 8 1 1 2 30
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 18 18 36 169 -29 5 2 2 4 6
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 31 5 2 7 52 -9
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 14 1 3 4 28 -2 10 2 3 5 9
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Maine Mariners AHL 76 27 29 56 117
NHL Totals 595 157 200 357 816 28 8 6 14 55


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