March 13, 1975 |
St. Louis, MO, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||226 lb (103 kg; 16 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Colorado Avalanche
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||19th overall, 1993
Toronto Maple Leafs
Landon Wilson (born March 13, 1975) is a former American professional ice hockey right winger who last played for the Texas Stars of the AHL, where he served as team captain. He is the son of former NHL forward Rick Wilson.
Landon Wilson was born on March 13, 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri. At the time, his father Rick Wilson was in the first of his two seasons playing for the St. Louis Blues. The Wilson family went on to move eight times over the next 18 years as a result of Rick's playing career and coaching career. By 1989, the Wilson family settled in the Los Angeles, California area where Rick spent three seasons on the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Kings from 1989-1992. Landon spent his first three years of high school at El Segundo High School, where he played football quarterback and led the high school to league championships in 1990 and 1991. While living in the Los Angeles area, Landon also played hockey for the Junior Kings, who won the national 17-and-under championship in 1992. London's father was hired as an assistant coach with the Minnesota North Stars in 1992, and Landon gave up a promising senior year of football at El Segundo due to his family's move to Minnesota. As a result of the move, Landon decided to focus on hockey rather than football during his senior year of high school. Instead of moving with his parents to Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Landon moved to a boarding house in Iowa and joined the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the junior United States Hockey League. Wilson finished his senior year of high school at Dubuque Senior High School while playing for the Fighting Saints.
Wilson was drafted 19th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wilson made his NHL debut with the Stanley Cup winning Colorado Avalanche in the 1995–96 season. Wilson has also played for the Boston Bruins, Phoenix Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins. Wilson has played 375 career NHL games, scoring 53 goals and 66 assists for 119 points.
Wilson received a partially blinding eye injury in one eye when a flying puck collided with his eye while he was not wearing a visor. He took a small break but is returned to playing. In 2004–05, he played for Espoo Blues in Finland. After that he moved to Switzerland to play with HC Davos. After one season in Davos he moved to HC Lugano.
|1992–93||Dubuque Fighting Saints||USHL||43||29||36||65||284||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||U. of North Dakota||WCHA||35||18||15||33||147||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||U. of North Dakota||WCHA||31||7||16||23||141||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||15||8||7||15||37||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||1994|
|WCHA Rookie of the Year||1994|
|AHL First All-Star Team||1999|
- "Stars ink four players to contracts". stars.nhl.com. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2009-05-10.
|Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick