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Roger Neilson
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Roger Neilson statue in Vancouver
Roger Paul Neilson

June 16, 1934(1934-06-16)
DiedJune 21, 2003(2003-06-21) (aged 69)
OccupationFormer 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.

Neilson died on June 21, 2003 from bone and skin cancer in Peterborough, Ontario, aged 69.[1]


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