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Doug Wilson (b. 1957)
Doug Wilson
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Chicago Black Hawks
San Jose Sharks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 5 1957 (1957-07-05) (age 59),
Ottawa, ON Canada
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1977
Chicago Black Hawks
WHA Draft 5th overall, 1977
Indianapolis Racers
Pro Career 1977 – 1993

Douglas Frederick Wilson (born July 5, 1957 in Ottawa, Ontario) is the General Manager of the San Jose Sharks and a former Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. After playing junior hockey for the Ottawa 67's in the Ontario Hockey Association, Wilson was drafted 6th overall in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft. He then played 14 seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks and two years for the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League. He was the first captain in Sharks history, serving two years before retiring after the 1992–93 season.

A first round draft choice (sixth overall) by the Blackhawks in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft after a stellar junior career with the Ottawa 67s, Wilson played 14 seasons in Chicago and still ranks as the club’s highest scoring defenseman in points (779 — fifth overall), goals (225 — 12th overall) and assists (554 — third overall). Wilson ranks fifth all-time in games played (938) for Chicago. In addition, he led all Blackhawks defensemen in scoring for 10 consecutive seasons (1980–81 through 1990–91) and captured the 1982 James Norris Memorial Trophy, symbolic of the League’s top defenseman, when he tallied 39 goals and 85 points — still Blackhawks single-season records for goals and points for a defenseman.

He was selected to eight NHL All-Star Games (seven with Chicago and one with San Jose) and while with Chicago, Wilson was named as an NHL First Team All-Star in 1982 and twice was named as an NHL Second Team All-Star (1985 and 1990).

Acquired by San Jose from Chicago just before the Sharks inaugural season (1991–92), Wilson brought instant credibility and respect to the young franchise. He played two seasons for the Sharks, scoring 48 points (12 goals, 36 assists) in 86 games and, entering this season, ranks T-56th on the Sharks all-time scoring list, T-17th all-time among defensemen.

Included in Wilson’s Sharks career highlights are serving as the franchise’s first team captain (1991–93), being the team’s first representative in an All-Star Game (1991–92), playing in his NHL-milestone 1,000th game on Nov. 21, 1992 (77th player in League history) and twice named Sharks nominee (1992 and 1993) for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy (for leadership and humanitarian contributions both on-and off-the-ice). At his 1,000th NHL game played ceremony, he announced the creation of the Doug Wilson Scholarship Foundation, to provide assistance to worthy college-bound Bay Area students, which continues today.

Wilson announced his retirement as a member of the Sharks during training camp in 1993–94 after playing in 1,024 career games. In addition, he played in 95 career playoff games and scored 80 points (19 goals, 61 assists). The Ottawa, Ontario native scored 827 points (237 goals, 590 assists) during his career that began in 1977-78 with Chicago.

In October 1998, the Ottawa 67s honored his stellar career by retiring his No. 7 sweater. Known as an offensive defenseman, he recorded 295 points in 194 OHL games with the 67s from 1975–77. In addition, during the same weekend of activities in his hometown, he was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.

On May 13, 2003, the San Jose Sharks hired Wilson as general manager, replacing Dean Lombardi.

His brother, Murray Wilson, won four Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1974–75Ottawa 67'sOMJHL5529588775
1975–76Ottawa 67'sOMJHL58266288142
1976–77Ottawa 67'sOMJHL4325547985
1977–78Chicago Black HawksNHL771420347240000
1978–79Chicago Black HawksNHL565212637
1979–80Chicago Black HawksNHL7312496170728106
1980–81Chicago Black HawksNHL761239518030332
1981–82Chicago Black HawksNHL7639468554153101332
1982–83Chicago Black HawksNHL7418516958134111512
1983–84Chicago Black HawksNHL661345586450330
1984–85Chicago Black HawksNHL7822547644123101312
1985–86Chicago Black HawksNHL791747648031122
1986–87Chicago BlackhawksNHL691632483640000
1987–88Chicago BlackhawksNHL278243228
1988–89Chicago BlackhawksNHL661547626941230
1989–90Chicago BlackhawksNHL7023507340203121518
1990–91Chicago BlackhawksNHL511129403252132
1991–92San Jose SharksNHL449192826
1992–93San Jose SharksNHL423172040
NHL totals 1024 237 590 827 830 95 19 61 80 86

Career team record (as a GM)Edit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
San Jose Sharks2003–04 8243211261041st in PacificLost in Conference finals
2005–06 824427-11992nd in PacificLost in Second round
2006–07 825126-51072nd in PacificLost in Second round
2007–08 824923-101081st in PacificLost in Second round
Total 108951842610146

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Preceded by
Randy Carlyle
Winner of the Norris Trophy
Succeeded by
Rod Langway
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Real Cloutier
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Denis Savard
Preceded by
Bobby Simpson
Indianapolis Racers first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Preceded by
new creation
San Jose Sharks captains
Succeeded by
Bob Errey
Preceded by
Bryan Trottier
NHLPA President
November 9, 1992–September 13, 1993
Succeeded by
Mike Gartner
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