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Jim Neilson

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-2 (188 cm) ▪ Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)

Born: November 28, 1940 in Big River, Saskatchewan


NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1962-63 22 NYR NHL 69 5 11 16 6 38 Calder-5
1963-64 23 NYR NHL 69 5 24 29 9 93 3 1 1 1
1964-65 24 NYR NHL 62 0 13 13 4 58 0 0 0 0
1965-66 25 NYR NHL 65 4 19 23 7 84 3 1 0 1
1966-67 26 NYR NHL 61 4 11 15 5 65 4 0 0 2
1967-68 27 NYR NHL 67 6 29 35 11 29 60 4 2 0 1 19 10 0 172 3.5 AS-2,Norris-4
1968-69 28 NYR NHL 76 10 34 44 15 6 95 7 3 0 2 22 11 1 274 3.6
1969-70 29 NYR NHL 62 3 20 23 7 24 75 3 0 0 0 13 6 1 204 1.5 Norris-5
1970-71 30 NYR NHL 77 8 24 32 11 31 69 6 2 0 3 17 7 0 200 4.0
1971-72 31 NYR NHL 78 7 30 37 12 38 56 5 2 0 0 25 5 0 183 3.8
1972-73 32 NYR NHL 52 4 16 20 6 22 35 4 0 0 0 13 3 0 99 4.0
1973-74 33 NYR NHL 72 4 7 11 4 -4 38 2 2 0 1 6 1 0 103 3.9
1974-75 34 CGS NHL 72 3 17 20 6 -46 56 3 0 0 0 6 10 1 112 2.7
1975-76 35 CGS NHL 26 1 6 7 2 -6 20 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 41 2.4
1976-77 36 CLE NHL 47 3 17 20 6 -5 42 3 0 0 0 16 1 0 42 7.1
1977-78 37 CLE NHL 68 2 21 23 7 -25 20 2 0 0 0 20 1 0 51 3.9
1978-79 38 EDO WHA 35 0 5 5 1 5 18 0 0 0 13 0.0
12 yrs NYR NHL 810 60 238 298 98 146 766 41 13 1 11 115 43 2 1235 3.4
4 yrs CLE NHL 213 9 61 70 22 -82 138 8 1 0 0 44 16 1 246 3.7
1 yr EDO WHA 35 0 5 5 1 5 18 0 0 0 13 0.0
Career NHL 1023 69 299 368 119 64 904 49 14 1 11 159 59 3 1481 3.4
Career WHA 35 0 5 5 1 5 18 0 0 0 13 0.0

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1962-63 22 NYR NHL 69 0.07 0.16 0.23 0.08 0.55 5 12 17 6 0.7 3.2 3.9 Calder-5
1963-64 23 NYR NHL 69 0.07 0.35 0.42 0.13 1.35 6 28 34 11 2.0 2.3 4.3
1964-65 24 NYR NHL 62 0.00 0.21 0.21 0.06 0.94 0 15 15 4 0.1 2.2 2.3
1965-66 25 NYR NHL 65 0.06 0.29 0.35 0.11 1.29 4 20 24 8 1.2 2.2 3.4
1966-67 26 NYR NHL 61 0.07 0.18 0.25 0.09 1.07 4 12 16 5 0.5 4.2 4.7
1967-68 27 NYR NHL 67 0.09 0.43 0.52 0.17 0.90 2.57 6 32 38 12 108 26 71 18 29 2.8 5.6 8.3 AS-2,Norris-4
1968-69 28 NYR NHL 76 0.13 0.45 0.58 0.19 1.25 3.61 10 33 43 14 130 38 97 11 6 3.4 5.5 8.9
1969-70 29 NYR NHL 62 0.05 0.32 0.37 0.11 1.21 3.29 3 21 24 7 94 16 66 12 24 1.2 4.9 6.1 Norris-5
1970-71 30 NYR NHL 77 0.10 0.31 0.42 0.14 0.90 2.60 7 22 29 10 112 27 73 19 31 2.0 6.5 8.4
1971-72 31 NYR NHL 78 0.09 0.38 0.47 0.15 0.72 2.35 7 30 37 12 131 18 97 22 38 2.2 5.3 7.5
1972-73 32 NYR NHL 52 0.08 0.31 0.38 0.12 0.67 1.90 4 15 19 6 76 7 60 13 22 1.0 3.9 4.9
1973-74 33 NYR NHL 72 0.06 0.10 0.15 0.06 0.53 1.43 4 7 11 4 62 4 77 15 -4 -0.2 3.1 2.9
1974-75 34 CGS NHL 72 0.04 0.24 0.28 0.09 0.78 1.56 3 15 18 6 77 18 130 25 -46 0.4 1.9 2.3
1975-76 35 CGS NHL 26 0.04 0.23 0.27 0.09 0.77 1.58 1 5 6 2 28 7 34 7 -6 0.1 1.4 1.5
1976-77 36 CLE NHL 47 0.06 0.36 0.43 0.13 0.89 0.89 3 15 18 6 64 3 82 16 -5 0.9 2.7 3.6
1977-78 37 CLE NHL 68 0.03 0.31 0.34 0.10 0.29 0.75 2 19 21 6 65 4 109 23 -25 0.6 2.1 2.7
1978-79 38 EDO WHA 35 0.00 0.14 0.14 0.04 0.51 0.37 5
12 yrs NYR NHL 810 0.07 0.29 0.37 0.12 0.95 2.55 60 247 307 100 713 136 541 110 146 16.9 48.7 65.6
4 yrs CLE NHL 213 0.04 0.29 0.33 0.10 0.65 1.15 9 54 63 20 234 32 355 71 -82 2.0 8.1 10.1
1 yr EDO WHA 35 0.00 0.14 0.14 0.04 0.51 0.37 5
Career NHL 1023 0.07 0.29 0.36 0.12 0.88 2.12 69 301 370 120 947 168 896 181 64 18.9 56.8 75.7
Career WHA 35 0.00 0.14 0.14 0.04 0.51 0.37 5

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1966-67 26 NYR NHL 4 1 0 1 1 0
1967-68 27 NYR NHL 6 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 0
1968-69 28 NYR NHL 4 0 3 3 1 5 0 0 0 0
1969-70 29 NYR NHL 6 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0
1970-71 30 NYR NHL 13 0 3 3 1 30 0 0 0 0
1971-72 31 NYR NHL 10 0 3 3 1 8 0 0 0 0
1972-73 32 NYR NHL 10 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0
1973-74 33 NYR NHL 12 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
Career NHL 65 1 17 18 5 61 0 0 0 0

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1958-59 18 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 10 1 2 3 6
1959-60 19 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 57 21 28 49 61
1960-61 20 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 59 20 26 46 59
1961-62 21 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 70 9 33 42 78
Career 1 Season EPHL 70 9 33 42 78
Career 3 Seasons SJHL 126 42 56 98 126

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1959-60 19 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 7 2 2 4 6
1961-62 21 Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers EPHL 7 2 3 5 2
Career 1 Season EPHL 7 2 3 5 2
Career 1 Season SJHL 7 2 2 4 6

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 16 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Jim Neilson 8.9 8.4 8.3 7.5 6.1 4.9 4.7 4.3 3.9 3.6 3.4 2.9 2.7 2.3 2.3 1.5
Ott Heller 92.4 6.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.5 3.4 3.3 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7
Dave Manson 90.4 7.5 7.4 7.2 6.7 5.4 5.4 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.1 3.1 3.0 1.9 1.3 1.3 0.9
Ed Jovanovski 90.3 8.4 7.9 7.9 7.6 5.6 5.5 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.0 2.2
Dave Babych 90.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 6.7 6.0 5.8 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.8 3.1 3.0 2.8 1.7 0.6
Charlie Huddy 89.9 9.1 7.5 6.3 6.2 5.8 5.1 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.6 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.5 1.9 1.0
Jerry Korab 89.3 9.9 8.9 7.9 7.7 7.1 7.1 5.8 4.7 4.2 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.8 1.9 1.3
Rod Seiling 89.1 9.0 8.7 8.2 7.3 6.1 6.1 5.9 5.7 4.3 4.0 3.7 2.6 1.6 0.9 0.1 0.1
Rod Langway 88.6 9.7 8.4 7.8 7.5 6.9 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.2 4.1 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.4 -0.1
Steve Smith 88.1 9.1 8.2 7.9 7.6 5.8 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.4 2.9 2.9 2.6 1.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.2
Jaroslav Spacek 87.8 8.3 7.5 7.0 6.6 5.8 5.4 5.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Jim Neilson 8.9 8.4 8.3 7.5 6.1 4.9 4.7 4.3 3.9 3.6 3.4 2.9 2.7 2.3 2.3 1.5
Ott Heller 92.4 6.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.5 3.4 3.3 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7
Dave Manson 90.4 7.5 7.4 7.2 6.7 5.4 5.4 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.1 3.1 3.0 1.9 1.3 1.3 0.9
Ed Jovanovski 90.3 8.4 7.9 7.9 7.6 5.6 5.5 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.0 2.2 -0.1
Charlie Huddy 89.9 9.1 7.5 6.3 6.2 5.8 5.1 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.6 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.5 1.9 1.0 0.0
Rod Seiling 89.9 9.0 8.7 8.2 7.3 6.1 6.1 5.9 5.7 4.3 4.0 3.7 2.6 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.1 0.1
Jerry Korab 89.3 9.9 8.9 7.9 7.7 7.1 7.1 5.8 4.7 4.2 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.8 1.9 1.3
Rod Langway 88.6 9.7 8.4 7.8 7.5 6.9 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.2 4.1 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.4 -0.1
Steve Smith 88.1 9.1 8.2 7.9 7.6 5.8 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.4 2.9 2.9 2.6 1.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.2
Dave Babych 88.1 8.2 8.2 8.1 6.7 6.0 5.8 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.2 3.1 3.0 2.8 1.7 1.7 1.0 0.6
Jaroslav Spacek 87.8 8.3 7.5 7.0 6.6 5.8 5.4 5.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

February 12, 1972: Selected by LA Sharks (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.

June 10, 1974: Claimed by California from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 10, 1974.

August 26, 1976: Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976.

June, 1978: Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA), June, 1978.

June 15, 1978: Placed on Minnesota Reserve List after Cleveland-Minnesota Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978.

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