Jim Neilson

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Jim Neilson
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Born (1941-11-28) November 28, 1941 (age 73)
Big River, SK, CAN
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 "Chief" Neilson (born November 28, 1941 in 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.

In 2009, Neilson was ranked No. 42 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons).

Career statistics[edit]

    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 Kitcherner-Waterloo 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 61 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 1023 69 299 368 904 65 1 17 18 61
WHA totals 35 0 5 5 18

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Preceded by
Joey Johnston
California Golden Seals/Cleveland Barons captain
197578
with Bob Stewart
Succeeded by
Merged with
Minnesota North Stars