Neil Wilkinson (ice hockey)

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Neil Wilkinson
Born (1967-08-15) August 15, 1967 (age 51)
Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Minnesota North Stars
San Jose Sharks
Chicago Blackhawks
Winnipeg Jets
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 30th overall, 1986
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1988–1999

Neil Wilkinson (born August 15, 1967) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He was selected by the Minnesota North Stars in the second round (30th overall) of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.


He played for the Minnesota North Stars, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1980s and 1990s. Wilkinson retired from professional hockey after the 1998-99 NHL season.


Wilkinson remained retired for four seasons before making a brief return to the Central Hockey League in 2003 with the Tulsa Oilers and the ECHL's Fresno Falcons in 2004.

Wilkinson was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall Of Fame on April 15, 2011. Due to his aggressive style of play and body checks he was given the nickname Big Daddy[1]


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