The Pittsburgh Penguins shipped the six-foot-two winger to the Nashville Predators on Friday in exchange for forward Patric Hornqvist and centre Nic Spaling.
The Predators tweeted the deal during the NHL Entry Draft.
Neal, 26, is a proven scorer that comes with injury concerns. The Whitby, Ont., native has surpassed the 20-goal plateau six times in his career, and scored a career-high 40 two seasons ago.
But the asterisk is with his health. Concussion problems slowed him down last year and he has never played a full season in the NHL.
More to come.