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Best Friends Grabbed By Preds in Round 1

Friday, 06.20.2008 / 9:18 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Best Friends Grabbed By Preds in Round 1
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The Preds two picks in the first round go way back. Colin Wilson and Chet Pickard grew up best of friends. In fact, when Pickard was selected, Wilson came running out of his media obligations to give Pickard a big slap on the back.

The two played together from the time they were 9 years old. They played together through travel hockey and in summer leagues, including playing for a team coach by Wilson’s dad, Carey. Ironically, that team wore jersey’s patterned after the Predators former mustard third jersey.

They split when Pickard went to play in the WHL and Wilson moved to Ann Arbor for the US National Development program. Their families are close friends, both Colin and Chet have sisters who are close friends with each other.

Both have a similar sense of humor and similar taste in music. Both list Tim McGraw among their favorite artists. Neither have been to Nashville yet, but both look forward to coming down for rookie orientation and doing some exploring around the Music City.

They talked earlier in the day about the possibilities of being selected by the same team. Wilson said he had heard that the Preds were interested in him at the No. 9 slot and Pickard had heard the Preds were looking at him at the No. 15 slot. By the middle of the first round, that dream had become a reality.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
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9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61