Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Neil Little
Neil Little, born December 18, 1971 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, chose the U.S. college route to further his NHL career. After his first of four seasons with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of the ECAC, Little was a late round selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1991 Entry Draft. Neil finished his college career at RPI with an NCAA Second Team All-American selection in 1993 and was a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 1994.

Little began his professional career in 1993-94 and went to spend eight seasons in the minor leagues waiting for his shot at the NHL. He finally got it on March 28, 2002 in a 4-1 loss to Carolina, a game in which Little picked up ten minutes in penalties.

During the 2003-04 season, Little's tenth with the Flyer organization, he went on to make his second NHL start while continuing to shoulder the load with the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1989-90 Estevan Bruins SJHL 46 21 19 4 1 3.32
1990-91 RPI Engineers ECAC 18 9 8 0 0 4.13
1991-92 RPI Engineers ECAC 28 11 11 3 0 3.76
1992-93 RPI Engineers ECAC 31 19 9 3 0 2.93
1993-94 RPI Engineers ECAC 27 16 7 4 0 3.36
1993-94 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 0 3.33
1994-95 Hershey Bears AHL 19 5 7 3 0 3.91
1994-95 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 16 7 6 1 0 3.68 3 0 2 0 4.55
1995-96 Hershey Bears AHL 48 21 18 6 0 3.34 1 0 1 0 4.02
1996-97 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 54 31 12 7 0 2.89 10 6 4 1 1.94
1997-98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 51 31 11 7 0 2.94 20 15 5 3 2.41
1998-99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 50 18 21 5 3 3.15
1999-00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 51 26 18 2 1 3.03 5 2 3 0 3.02
2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 58 22 27 4 2 2.85 10 5 5 1 2.19
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 4.00
2001-02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 35 13 15 7 2 2.02 5 2 3 0 2.62
2002-03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 42 18 19 4 4 2.49
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 3.64
2003-04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 34 21 12 1 6 1.96
2004-05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 26 15 7 0 3 2.34 2 1 0 0 0.00
2005-06 Blues Espoo Finland 37 14 16 7 2 2.43
NHL Totals 2 0 2 0 0 3.87


Officially announced retirement, June 6, 2007. ECAC First All-Star Team (1993)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (1993)
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