About Roger Neilson
The hockey world and countless others lost a beloved coach, friend and mentor on Saturday, June 21, 2003 as Ottawa Senators Assistant Coach Roger Neilson passed away after a long battle with two forms of cancer.
Roger Neilson House is the legacy that was created in Roger Neilson’s honour by the Ottawa Senators Foundation in collaboration with The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Ontario Ministries of Health and Children and Youth Services . The result is a free standing eight bed palliative care facility on the grounds of CHEO for children with progressive life limiting illness. The overwhelming contribution and support of the Ottawa community made the dream of Roger Neilson House a reality. Roger Neilson House opened its doors to its first guest and family on May 15th 2006, within two years of the idea’s conception.