Draft Prospect - 2008
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Colin Wilson
North American Skater
Boston University, H-East
Final Rank:  10 Midterm Rank:  9
Position:  Center Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 1" Weight:  215
Born:  October 20, 1989    
Birthplace:  Greenwich, CT, USA
Drafted:  NSH (1st Round / 7th Overall) - Player Page
  • Became the fifth player in Boston University history to be named Hockey East Rookie of the Year after posting 35 points (13-22--35) in 37 games with the Terriers in 2007-08. Wilson finished second in scoring among Hockey East rookies and third in scoring on the BU Terriers.
  • Participated in the 2008 World Junior Championships, tying for the goal scoring lead with six (6-1--7) for Team USA.
  • Won gold with Team USA at the 2006 IIHF Under-18 World Championship in Sweden and tied for the tournament lead in scoring with 12 points (5-7--12) at the 2007 Under-18 World Championship in helping Team USA to a silver medal.
  • His dad, Carey, played 12 seasons in the NHL (Calgary, Hartford and NY Rangers), played for Team Canada at the 1984 Olympics and also helped Team Canada win their first-ever World Junior Championships in 1982.
  • His grandfather, Gerry Wilson, had a brief stint in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens and later was the Winnipeg Jets team doctor.
  • His nickname is ‘Willy’ and he wears the same number that his dad wore in the NHL – 33.
  • Credits his dad – “he taught me until I was 15” and his coach in Ann Arbor, Ron Rolston – “he developed me into a hockey player”, as having had the most influence in his career.
  • The best advice he has every received came from his dad – “it’s all about winning the little battles”.
  • Patterns his game after Colorado’s Peter Forsberg – “he is a gritty player with great vision”.
  • His most embarrassing hockey moment was after scoring a hat trick in an all-star game at the age of 12 – “ I got excited and I did the moon walk. My dad came into the bench telling me if I ever did that again he would take me off the ice”.
  • The one thing he couldn’t live without is his cell phone and if he wasn’t playing hockey he would be living in Winnipeg going to the University of Manitoba.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: New York Rangers

NHL Player: New York’s Jaromir Jagr

Goal celebration: “conducting the band or the blind man”

Practice Drill: 3 on 1’s

Video Game: Halo

Movie: 8 Mile

TV Show: South Park

Actor: Paul Walker

Artists: Johnny Cash and the Dixie Chicks

Website: facebook.com

Pump-up song: “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado

Food to cook: Steak

Sport (other than hockey): Tennis

Activity away from the rink: Hanging out with the boys

Toy growing up: Mini sticks

Place to shop: Under Armor outlet

Place to visit: Australia


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2007-2008
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
H-EAST
34
12
22
34
20




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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 51 25 19 7 113 121 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36