|Born||April 15, 1959 |
Saint Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|Played for||Hartford Whalers|
|NHL Draft||81st overall, 1979|
Ray Neufeld (born on April 15, 1959) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh penguins , the Winnipeg Jets and the Boston Bruins.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Before his NHL career, Ray played for the Flin Flon Bombers and the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WCJHL (where he scored in 54 games during the 1978-79 season). In 1979, he was drafted 81st overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft.
Ray mostly played in the AHL for three years before he was able to earn a full time slot on the Whalers' roster in the 1982-83 season. During that year, he recorded three straight seasons of scoring nearly 30 goals and formed an effective line with teammates Mark Johnson and Bob Sullivan.
After playing for the Whalers for 7 years, Ray was traded to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Dave Babych on November 21, 1985.
He played for the Jets for 4 years, but his goal total began dropping and on December 30, 1988, he was traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Moe Lemay where he spent most of his time playing in the minors.
Ray retired in 1990 after scoring 27 goals for the AHL's Maine Mariners.
Post-Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Ray was a radio commentator with TSN 1290 on Winnipeg Jets hockey broadcasts and he was assistant coach & the assistant general manager of the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
He is currently working in the oil industry, but remains closely associated with minor and junior hockey as a scout in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada.