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Bert Wilson
Position Left Wing
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings
Calgary Flames
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born October 17, 1949(1949-10-17),
Orangeville, ON, CAN
Died February 28 1992 (aged 42),
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 1969
New York Rangers
Pro Career 1969 – 1983

Bertwin Hilliard "Belting Bert" Wilson (October 17, 1949 in Orangeville, Ontario – February 28, 1992) was a professional ice hockey left wing who played 478 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, and Calgary Flames.

He played junior hockey with the London Nationals and London Knights and was selected 23rd overall by the New York Rangers in the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft.

Turning pro in 1969, Wilson played mostly in the minors until 1974-75, when he scored just 6 points in 61 games with the Rangers. He was traded to the St. Louis Blues in 1975, and then was sent to the Los Angeles Kings near the end of the 1975-76 season.

He was a regular for the Kings for four seasons, despite never scoring as many as 10 goals in a a single season. In 1980 Wilson was traded to the Calgary Flames wher he spent one season. He closed off his career with two seasons for the Salt Lake Golden Eagles and retired in 1983.

In his NHL career, Wilson played in 478 games and scored 37 goals and 44 assists.

He died on February 28, 1992 of stomach cancer at the age of 42.

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