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 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons).
By Dean Hanley
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