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Roger Paul Neilson
June 16, 1934
|Died||June 21, 2003 (aged 69)|
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Former NHL coach|
Roger Paul Neilson, CM (June 16, 1934 – June 21, 2003) was a National Hockey League coach, and was responsible for many victories in the game. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in the builder category.
Early life and career
Neilson was born in Toronto, Ontario. After attending North Toronto Collegiate Institute, his coaching career began as a student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and continued upon graduation with a degree in Physical Education in both hockey and baseball.