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Colin Wilson
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Born October 20, 1989 (1989-10-20) (age 29)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team Nashville Predators
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2008
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2009–present

Colin Wilson (born October 20, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He is the son of former NHL player Carey Wilson and the grandson of former NHL player Jerry Wilson.

Playing CareerEdit

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 StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2007–08 Boston University HE 37 12 23 35 22
2008–09 Boston University HE 43 17 38 55 52
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 35 8 7 15 7 6 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 40 13 21 34 19
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 82 16 18 34 17 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 68 15 20 35 21 4 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Nashville Predators NHL 25 7 12 19 4
2013–14 Nashville Predators NHL 81 11 22 33 21
2014–15 Nashville Predators NHL 77 20 22 42 22 6 5 0 5 0
2015–16 Nashville Predators NHL 64 6 18 24 14 14 5 8 13 0
NHL totals 432 83 119 202 106 33 11 9 20 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States U17 Template:Sica 6 6 2 8 2
2006 United States WJC18 Template:Goca 6 0 1 1 8
2007 United States WJC18 Template:Sica 7 5 7 12 4
2008 United States WJC 4th 6 6 1 7 4
2009 United States WJC 5th 6 3 6 9 4
2009 United States WC 4th 9 0 2 2 2
Junior totals 25 14 15 29 20
Senior totals 9 0 2 2 2

International PlayEdit

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 LifeEdit

Colin was born in the United States during his father's stint with the New York Rangers, but was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.