Jim Neilson
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Position Defenceman
Shot Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
California Golden Seals
Cleveland Barons
Edmonton Oilers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 28, 1941(1941-11-28),
Big River, SK, CAN
Pro Career 1962 – 1979

James Anthony Neilson (Born: November 28 1941, Big River, Saskatchewan) was a National Hockey League defenceman for the New York Rangers, California Golden Seals and Cleveland Barons and completed his career in the World Hockey Association.

Total games played in the NHL, 1023 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.

Neilson played junior hockey with the Prince Albert Mintos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League from 1958 to 1961. After a season (1961-62) with the Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers of the Eastern Professional Hockey League, Neilson became a regular with the New York Rangers in 1962-63. He played 12 solid seasons for the Rangers, making the second all star team in 1967-68.

In 1974 he was accquired by the California Seals. He played four seasons for them and their successors the Cleveland Barons. In 1978-79 Neilson ended his career with the WHA's Edmonton Oilers.


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Preceded by
Joey Johnston
California Golden Seals/Cleveland Barons captains
1975-78, with
Bob Stewart
Succeeded by
Merged with
Minnesota North Stars
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