Cam Neely Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Apr 29, 2022
Edited by Oluwatosin Michael
On June 16, 2010, Cam Neely was named President of the Boston Bruins.
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About Cam Neely

Cameron Michael Neely is a former player and executive in the Canadian professional ice hockey league, an actor, and a producer.
Cam Neely was born in Comox, British Columbia, on June 6, 1965, and grew up in Maple Ridge. From 1983 until 1996, Neely was a right-winger for the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He was known as 'Bam-Bam Cam' and was one of his generation's most potent power forwards. In 2005, Neely was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is now the president of the Boston Bruins.

Cam Neely's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Cam Neely's net worth?

Cam Neely's estimated net worth is said to be $13 million.

How much does Cam Neely earn per year?

Cam Neely is estimated to earn $400,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Cam Neely?

Cam Neely is said to be 6 ft (183 cm) tall.

How old is Cam Neely?

Born on June 6, 1965, Cam Neely is 56 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

Cam Neely's parents both died of cancer. Former Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame right fielder Larry Walker, who aspired to be a goaltender in the NHL, is one of Neely's childhood buddies. Neely and Walker practiced against each other to improve their talents.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Cam Neely's partner?

Cam Neely has been married to Paulina Neely since 1996. They have two children, a son named Jack Cameron Neely, born in 1998, and a daughter named Ava, born in 2000.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

After spending most of his youth hockey career with the Ridge Meadows Hockey Association, Cam Neely was selected to the Maple Ridge honorable people list. He guided the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League to the Memorial Cup Championship, making them the first club in the United States to do so. Vancouver Canucks selected Neely ninth overall in the 1983 entry draft, and he spent three seasons with the team. 
Neely was traded with Barry Pederson and joined the Boston Bruins on his 21st birthday in June 1986, along with Vancouver's initial pick, third overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft (used to select Glen Wesley). However, Tom Watt, the head coach of Vancouver Canucks, was not thrilled with Neely's defense, which made him tradeable. However, in his first season after the move, Neely led the team with 36 goals and 72 points, more than double his previous year's output. He also spent 143 minutes in the penalty box during the same season.
The tip of Neely's right pinky finger was chopped off through his glove in one notable event in 1994, requiring 10–15 stitches to restore the finger. Neely had sutures after receiving the injury early in the second quarter and returned to the game later that term. Despite Neely's assist, the Bruins were defeated 2–1 by the Devils. 
Neely was checked by Ulf Samuelsson during Game 3 of the 1991 Prince of Wales Conference Finals on May 5, 1991, and was wounded on the play. He was hit in the knee again in Game 6 of the 1991 Prince of Wales Conference Finals. Neely developed myositis ossificans in the damaged area, which made matters worse. To rest his ailing knee, he was routinely listed as a healthy scratch in alternating games, but a degenerative hip ailment prompted Neely to retire after the 1995–96 season at the age of 31. 
The Bill Masterton Trophy was awarded to Neely following the 1993–94 season to recognize his tireless attempts to recover from his horrific injuries. The Bruins have since retired #8 in his honor, making him the team's 10th player with a retired number. Despite his brief career, he managed to rack up some impressive points. Only Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Brett Hull scored more goals per game in an NHL season than Neely did in 1993–94, when he scored 50 goals in 49 games. 
After a two-year layoff, Neely tried to make a comeback to the NHL in November 1998. In 2005, Neely was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. On September 25, 2007, Neely was named vice president of the Boston Bruins, and on June 16, 2010, he was named president of the organization. On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Neely returned to British Columbia to watch the Bruins defeat the Canucks 4–0 in the first Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 in Bruins history, allowing Neely to lift the cup for the first time after it had escaped him as a player. 
Cam Neely is a member of the board of directors of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., which was formed due to Intrawest Corp's initial public offering on November 1, 2010. He is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee on that board.

Charity Work

Cam Neely is involved in the Cam Neely Foundation, which collaborates with Tufts Medical Center and offers cancer patients and their families lodging at the Neely house while undergoing treatment. He created the foundation in 1995 after his mother died of cancer in 1987 and his father died of cancer in 1993. That same year, he asked Denis Leary if he would be interested in organizing a Boston-based comic benefit concert, which became the annual Comics Con Home event.

What awards has Cam Neely won?

Cam Neely was named the National Hockey League Second-Team All-Star from 1988-1994. He also won the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance in 1994.

Other Interesting Cam Neely Facts And Trivia

  • Cam Neely was interested in acting, which started a fantastic hockey player's cinematic career.
  • On Denis Leary's show 'Rescue Me', Neely played a hockey-playing firefighter who caused mayhem during an NYPD vs. FDNY game.
  • He appeared as a bar client in the eighth-season premiere episode of Cheers, titled “The Improbable Dream.” 

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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