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Neil Wilkinson

Neil Wilkinson  #23

Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: August 15, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Selkirk, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: MNS / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (30th overall)
Claimed by San Jose from Minnesota in Dispersal Draft, May 30, 1991. Traded to Chicago by San Jose to complete transaction that sent Jimmy Waite to San Jose (June 18, 1993), July 9, 1993. Traded to Winnipeg by Chicago for Chicago's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Chicago selected Kevin McKay) in 1995 Entry Draft, June 3, 1994. Traded to Pittsburgh by Winnipeg for Norm Maciver, December 28, 1995.
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5