Colin Wilson
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Willy
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
215 lb (98 kg)
NHL Team Nashville Predators
Born October 20 1989 (1989-10-20) (age 27),
Greenwich, CT, USA
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2008
Nashville Predators
Pro Career 2009 – present

Colin Wilson (born October 20, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey forward currently with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Wilson was selected in the first round, 7th overall, by the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. After initially playing with the U.S. National Development Team Program as a junior, Wilson enrolled to play collegiate hockey with Boston University of the Hockey East.

After his freshman year with the Terriers in 2007–08, he was awarded New England's college hockey Rookie of the Year, as well as Hockey East Rookie of the Year.[1] 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.

Wilson 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. 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.

Wilson signed a three-year entry-level contract with Nashville on April 17, 2009.[2] Wilson made his NHL debut with the Nashville Predators on October 12, 2009. He scored his first NHL goal on October 21 against Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.[3]

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States of America
Ice hockey
IIHF U18 Championships
Gold 2006 Ängelholm
Silver 2007 Tampere

He is the son of former NHL player Carey Wilson and the grandson of former NHL player Jerry Wilson. He was born in the USA while his father played for the New York Rangers, but he was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He decided to represent Team USA, whom he played for at the 2008 World Juniors. At the tournament he was tied for the most goals with 6.

He is the only roster player never to have played a game in the NHL, selected to represent Team USA at the 2009 IIHF World Championships in Bern/Kloten, Switzerland.[4]


Career statistics Edit

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
NHL totals 117 24 25 49 24 9 0 1 1 0


Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States WJC18 6 0 1 1 8
2007 United States WJC18 7 5 7 12 4
2008 United States WJC 6 6 1 7 4
2009 United States WJC 6 3 6 9 4
2009 United States WC 9 0 2 2 2
Junior int'l totals 25 14 15 29 20
Senior int'l totals 9 0 2 2 2


  1. Boston University: Wilson Named Hockey East Rookie of the Year. NCAA (2008-03-20). Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  2. Preds sign 2008 first round pick Wilson. NHL (2009-04-17). Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  3. Nashville's Colin Wilson gets first NHL goal. NHL (2009-10-21). Retrieved on 2010-04-30.
  4. 2009 Team USA roster. USA Hockey (2009-03-20). Retrieved on 2009-11-10.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Jonathon Blum
Nashville Predators first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Chet Pickard

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