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Jerry Wilson
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Born April 10, 1937(1937-04-10)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died April 10, 2011(2011-04-10) (aged 74)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
team Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1951–1959

Jerry Wilson (born Jerold Joseph Wilson on April 10, 1937 was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and physician, playing in three games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens.

His son Carey Wilson also played in the NHL and his grandson Colin Wilson is a currently plays for the Nashville Predators of the NHL.

Playing CareerEdit

Jerry played junior hockey with the Winnipeg Canadians and the St. Boniface Canadiens. In 1954-55, he registered 35 goals in 31 games for St. Boniface.

He was recruited by the Montreal Junior Canadiens, but injuries forced him to miss the entire 1955-56 schedule.

Jerry played in three games for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1956-57 NHL season. He played for the Minneapolis Millers of the IHL before retiring due to chronic knee injuries.

Post-Playing Career\DeathEdit

Jerry later became the team doctor for the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association and also became a club vice-president.

He was credited with recruiting Swedish hockey stars Anders Hedberg & Ulf Nilsson is said to be the man most responsible for pioneering the arrival of European hockey players to North America.

Jerry was also the team doctor for the Canadian Football League team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

On March 22, 2011, he passed away at the age of 73.

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