Colin Wilson (ice hockey)
Colin Wilson (born October 20, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He began his NHL career with the Nashville Predators, by whom he was drafted in 2008.
Wilson with the Nashville Predators during the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals
October 20, 1989|
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)|
|National team||United States|
7th overall, 2008|
Prior to joining the NHL, Wilson played for the Boston University Terriers in the Hockey East conference. During his sophomore year, Wilson was named to the First Team All-American and Hockey East First Team.
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. 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. Wilson was named a First Team All–American, Hockey East First Team, Hockey East leading goal scorer and was 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.
Wilson signed a three-year entry-level contract with Nashville on April 17, 2009, following his sophomore season. Wilson made his NHL debut with the Predators on October 12, 2009. He scored his first NHL goal on October 21 against Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.
Following the 2014–15 NHL season Wilson became a restricted free agent under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Nashville Predators made him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights, and on July 5, 2015, Wilson filed for Salary Arbitration. He signed a four-year, $15.75 million deal with the Predators on July 27, 2015.
Wilson faced his former Nashville teammates in the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. He registered an assist as the Avalanche lost in six games, ending their season.
On July 1, 2019, Wilson agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Avalanche worth $2.6 million. 
|Representing United States|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
Wilson decided to represent Team USA, for whom he had played at the 2008 World Juniors. At the tournament he was tied for the most goals with 6. He was 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.
Wilson is the son of former NHL player Carey Wilson and the grandson of former NHL player Jerry Wilson. He was born in the U.S. while his father played for the New York Rangers, but he was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||2007–08|
|All-Hockey East First Team||2008–09|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||2008–09|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||2009|||
|NCAA All-Tournament Team||2009|||
- "Boston University: Wilson Named Hockey East Rookie of the Year". NCAA. 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2010-04-30. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Hobey Hat Trick Turns Up Terrier Pair". goterriers.com. April 2, 2009. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
- "Colin Wilson". goterriers.com. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
- "Preds sign 2008 first round pick Wilson". NHL. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-30. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Nashville's Colin Wilson gets first NHL goal". NHL. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2010-04-30. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- Vingan, Adam (July 5, 2015). "Three Predators forwards file for salary arbitration". tennessean.com. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
- Clinton, Jared (July 27, 2015). "Colin Wilson Signs Four-Year, $15.75 Million Deal with Predators". thehockeynews.com. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
- "Avalanche acquires Colin Wilson from Predators". Colorado Avalanche. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Avalanche Re-Signs Colin Wilson". Colorado Avalanche. 2019-07-01. Retrieved 2019-09-06. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "2009 Team USA roster". USA Hockey. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-11-10. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- Traikos, Michael (June 8, 2017). "Colin Wilson draws into final for Nashville Predators with chance to bolster family's hockey legacy". National Post. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Hockey East Rookie of the Year
| Hockey East Scoring Champion
(with James Marcou)
| Nashville Predators first round draft pick