Roger Neilson

Abbotsford sculptor Norm Williams figures it was his passion for hockey that lead the Vancouver Canucks to choose him to create a bronze sculpture of legendary NHL coach Roger Neilson. The larger than life sculpture is located outside of Gate 3 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, and was unveiled on April 7, 2011, as part of the team’s 40th anniversary celebrations. The sculpture of Roger stands 12 feet tall from his feet to the top of the extended hockey stick. It weighs approximately 750 pounds.