|Born||October 20, 1989 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team||Nashville Predators|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||7th overall, 2008|
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
After initially playing with the U.S. National Development Team Program as a junior, Colin enrolled to play collegiate hockey with Boston University of the Hockey East.
After his freshman year with the Terriers in 2007–08, Colin 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.
Colin 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.
While not winning the Hobey Baker, Colin was named a first team all American, Hockey East first team, Hockey East leading goal scorer and 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.
On April 17, 2009, Colin signed a three-year entry-level contract with Nashville on April 17, 2009. He made his NHL debut with the Predators on October 12, 2009 and scored his first NHL goal on October 21, 2009 against Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.
Following the 2014–15 NHL season, Colin became a restricted free agent under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Nashville Predators made him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights. On July 5, 2015, he filed for salary arbitration.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
International[edit | edit source]
International Play[edit | edit source]
Colin represented Team USA at the 2008 World Juniors where he was tied for the most goals with 6.
He was the only roster player never to have played a game in the NHL. He was also selected to represent Team USA at the 2009 IIHF World Championships in Bern/Kloten, Switzerland.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Colin was born in the United States during his father's stint with the New York Rangers, but was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.