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Jim Neilson

Jim Neilson
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Born (1941-11-28)November 28, 1941
Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died November 6, 2020(2020-11-06) (aged 78)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
California Golden Seals
Cleveland Barons
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1962–1979

James Anthony Neilson (November 28, 1941 - November 6, 2020) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, California Golden Seals, and Cleveland Barons and completed his career with the Edmonton Oilers in the World Hockey Association (WHA).

Neilson was born in Big River, Saskatchewan in 1941.[1] He played a total of 1,024 games in the NHL, with 69 goals and 299 assists. He played from 1962-63 season to 1977-78 season in the NHL and 1978-79 in the WHA.

In the 2009 book 100 Ranger Greats, the authors ranked Neilson at No. 42 all-time of the 901 New York Rangers who had played during the team's first 82 seasons.[2]

Neilson was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.[3] Neilson died in Winnipeg on November 6, 2020.[4][5]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1958-59 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 10 1 2 3 6 -- -- -- -- --
1959-60 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 57 21 28 49 61 7 2 2 4 6
1960-61 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 59 20 26 46 59 -- -- -- -- --
1961-62 Kitchener Beavers EPHL 70 9 33 42 78 7 2 3 5 2
1962-63 New York Rangers NHL 69 5 11 16 38 -- -- -- -- --
1963-64 New York Rangers NHL 69 5 24 29 93 -- -- -- -- --
1964-65 New York Rangers NHL 62 0 13 13 58 -- -- -- -- --
1965-66 New York Rangers NHL 65 4 19 23 84 -- -- -- -- --
1966-67 New York Rangers NHL 62 4 11 15 65 4 1 0 1 0
1967-68 New York Rangers NHL 67 6 29 35 60 6 0 2 2 4
1968-69 New York Rangers NHL 76 10 34 44 95 4 0 3 3 5
1969-70 New York Rangers NHL 62 3 20 23 75 6 0 1 1 8
1970-71 New York Rangers NHL 77 8 24 32 69 13 0 3 3 30
1971-72 New York Rangers NHL 78 7 30 37 56 10 0 3 3 8
1972-73 New York Rangers NHL 52 4 16 20 35 10 0 4 4 2
1973-74 New York Rangers NHL 72 4 7 11 38 12 0 1 1 4
1974-75 California Golden Seals NHL 72 3 17 20 56 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 California Golden Seals NHL 26 1 6 7 20 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 Cleveland Barons NHL 72 3 17 20 42 -- -- -- -- --
1977-78 Cleveland Barons NHL 68 2 21 23 20 -- -- -- -- --
1978-79 Edmonton Oilers WHA 35 0 5 5 18 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 1,024 69 299 368 904 65 1 17 18 61
WHA totals 35 0 5 5 18 -- -- -- -- --

See also

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Cohen, Russ; Halligan, John; Raider, Adam (2009). 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0470736194. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Indigenous athletes inducted into SK Sports Hall of Fame". www.eaglefeathernews.com. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Kreiser, John (November 6, 2020). "Neilson, longtime NHL defenseman, dies at 79". NHL.com. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Gustafson, Ian (November 7, 2020). "Remembering hockey legend Jim Neilson". paNOW. Retrieved 2020.

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