His dedication to the game was recognized in 1994, when he was named the winner of the Bill Masterton Trophy, which is presented each year to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Neely also made five appearances in the NHL All Star Game, and was voted to the league’s second all star team on four occasions. A chronic hip injury ended Neely’s career prematurely during the 1995/96 season. With career totals of 694 points and 1241 penalty minutes in 726 games, Cam Neely was one of the first – and one of the best – to display all of the qualities of the consummate NHL power forward.
Since his retirement, Neely has been heavily involved with the Cam Neely Foundation which helps to support the families of cancer sufferers in the New England area.