Landon Wilson

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Landon Wilson
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Born (1975-03-13) March 13, 1975 (age 41)
St. Louis, MO, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 226 lb (103 kg; 16 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Colorado Avalanche
Boston Bruins
Phoenix Coyotes
Pittsburgh Penguins
Dallas Stars
Blues
HC Davos
HC Lugano
NHL Draft 19th overall, 1993
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1995–2010

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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

Playing career[edit]

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.

On July 3, 2008, Wilson returned to North America and signed with the Dallas Stars.[2] He was then reassigned to Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League to start the 2008–09 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
1994–95 Cornwall Aces AHL 8 4 4 8 25 13 3 4 7 68
1995–96 Cornwall Aces AHL 53 21 13 34 154 8 1 3 4 22
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 7 1 0 1 6
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 9 1 2 3 23
1996–97 Boston Bruins NHL 40 7 10 17 49
1996–97 Providence Bruins AHL 2 2 1 3 2 10 3 4 7 16
1997–98 Providence Bruins AHL 42 18 10 28 146
1997–98 Boston Bruins NHL 28 1 5 6 7 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Boston Bruins NHL 22 3 3 6 17 8 1 1 2 8
1998–99 Providence Bruins AHL 48 31 22 53 89 11 7 1 8 19
1999–00 Boston Bruins NHL 40 1 3 4 18
1999–00 Providence Bruins AHL 17 5 5 10 45 9 2 3 5 38
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 70 18 13 31 92
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 47 7 12 19 46 4 0 0 0 12
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 2 2 1 3 2
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 31 6 8 14 26
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 35 1 3 4 16
2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 19 5 1 6 31
2004–05 Blues FIN 37 8 11 19 80
2005–06 HC Davos NLA 36 27 14 41 127 11 5 3 8 40
2006–07 HC Lugano NLA 35 20 11 31 67
2007–08 HC Lugano NLA 30 13 7 20 67
2008–09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 15 8 7 15 37
2008–09 Dallas Stars NHL 27 2 6 8 21
2009–10 Texas Stars AHL 11 4 1 5 11 19 1 6 7 20
NHL totals 375 53 66 119 352 13 1 1 2 20

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 1994
WCHA Rookie of the Year 1994
AHL First All-Star Team 1999

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kenny Jönsson
Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
1993
Succeeded by
Éric Fichaud