Colin Wilson (ice hockey)
Wilson during the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals with the Nashville Predators
October 20, 1989|
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)|
|National team||United States|
7th overall, 2008|
Colin Wilson (born October 20, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He began his NHL career with the Nashville Predators, by whom he was drafted in 2008.
After his freshman year with the Terriers in 2007–08, he was awarded New England's college hockey Rookie of the Year, as well as Hockey East Rookie of the Year. He was selected in the first round, 7th overall, by the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Wilson led the Terriers in points in his sophomore season. He was recognized as one of the best players in NCAA Division I with his election to the Hobey Hat Trick, a group of three players nominated to win the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. His teammate, Matt Gilroy, eventually won the award. Wilson was named a first team all American, Hockey East first team, Hockey East leading goal scorer and was second in the nation in total points. The Terriers were ranked the #1 team in the nation for much of Wilson's sophomore season and went on to win the National Championship.
Wilson signed a three-year entry-level contract with Nashville on April 17, 2009. Wilson made his NHL debut with the Predators on October 12, 2009. He scored his first NHL goal on October 21 against Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.
Following the 2014–15 NHL season Wilson became a restricted free agent under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Nashville Predators made him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights, and on July 5, 2015, Wilson filed for Salary Arbitration.
Wilson would face his former Nashville teammates in the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. He registered an assist as the Avalanche lost in six games, ending their season.
|Representing United States|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
He is the son of former NHL player Carey Wilson and the grandson of former NHL player Jerry Wilson. He was born in the U.S. while his father played for the New York Rangers, but he was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He decided to represent Team USA, for whom he had played at the 2008 World Juniors. At the tournament he was tied for the most goals with 6. He was the only roster player never to have played a game in the NHL, selected to represent Team USA at the 2009 IIHF World Championships in Bern/Kloten, Switzerland.
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||65||21||22||43||20||2||0||0||0||2|
|2006–07||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||56||30||44||74||53||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||2007–08|
|All-Hockey East First Team||2008–09|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||2008–09|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||2009|||
|NCAA All-Tournament Team||2009|||
- "Boston University: Wilson Named Hockey East Rookie of the Year". NCAA. 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2010-04-30.[dead link]
- "Preds sign 2008 first round pick Wilson". NHL. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Nashville's Colin Wilson gets first NHL goal". NHL. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Player deadline reached to file arbitration". National Hockey League. 2015-07-05. Retrieved 2015-07-05.[permanent dead link]
- "Avalanche acquires Colin Wilson from Predators". Colorado Avalanche. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- "2009 Team USA roster". USA Hockey. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Hockey East Rookie of the Year
| Hockey East Scoring Champion
(with James Marcou)
| Nashville Predators first round draft pick