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Jim Neilson

Jim Neilson
Born (1941-11-28) November 28, 1941
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

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