Roger Neilson statue in Vancouver
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[change | change source]
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.