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Garrett Wilson (born March 16, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who is currently playing for the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL). Wilson was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 4th round (107th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Garrett Wilson
Garrett Wilson 2018-12-15.jpg
Wilson with the Penguins in 2018
Born (1991-03-16) March 16, 1991 (age 28)
Elmvale, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 107th overall, 2009
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2011–present

Playing careerEdit

Wilson played major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League, and competed for the 2011 Memorial Cup as a member of the Owen Sound Attack. His outstanding play during the 2010–11 OHL season was recognized when he was named to the OHL First All-Star Team.[1]

On June 1, 2011, the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League signed Wilson to an entry level contract.[2]

In the 2015–16 season, Wilson split the year between the Panthers and AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. Wilson was scoreless in a career-best 29 games with Florida. He registered his first NHL point in the post-season, assisting Alex Petrovic's game-winning goal in Game 4 against the New York Islanders.

At the conclusion of the season, Wilson was not tendered a contract to remain with the Panthers. On July 7, 2016, he was signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins.[3] Wilson joined the Penguins AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, where he was named an alternate captain.[4] He re-signed with the Penguins on July 1, 2017.[5]

Wilson began the 2018–19 season in the AHL where he was named the captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.[6] He was recalled to the Penguins on November 6 but after going pointless in four games he was assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.[7] Wilson scored his first NHL career goal on February 9, 2019 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

As a free agent from the Penguins, Wilson agreed to a one-year, $725,000 contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 23, 2019.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Tecumseh Chiefs WOHL 46 11 26 37 40 14 13 8 21 22
2007–08 Windsor Spitfires OHL 7 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Owen Sound Attack OHL 53 17 18 35 44 4 1 3 4 7
2009–10 Owen Sound Attack OHL 65 36 26 62 80
2010–11 Owen Sound Attack OHL 66 40 46 86 114 22 11 10 21 28
2011–12 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 63 17 18 35 50
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 11 1 0 1 2
2012–13 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 38 19 10 29 56 15 4 1 5 17
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 26 3 2 5 19
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 71 14 16 30 58
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2014–15 San Antonio Rampage AHL 71 23 15 38 80 3 0 2 2 2
2014–15 Florida Panthers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Portland Pirates AHL 37 7 13 20 55
2015–16 Florida Panthers NHL 29 0 0 0 24 6 0 1 1 4
2016–17 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 59 11 20 31 83 5 0 2 2 0
2017–18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 69 17 25 42 139 3 0 1 1 22
2018–19 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 18 8 10 18 69
2018–19 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 50 2 6 8 18 4 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 84 2 6 8 42 10 1 1 2 4

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
OHL
First All-Star Team 2010–11 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First All-Star Team announced". Bay Shore Broadcasting. October 2, 2011. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Florida Panthers Agree To Entry Level Contract With Garrett Wilson". Florida Panthers. June 1, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "Penguins sign forward Garrett Wilson". Pittsburgh Penguins. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "PITTSBURGH RE-SIGNS GARRETT WILSON". July 1, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2018. Wilson, 26, spent his first season in the Pittsburgh organization in 2016-17, adding leadership and toughness to the Pens’ minor-league affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as an alternate captain
  5. ^ "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Garrett Wilson to a Two-Year Deal". NHL.com. July 1, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "GARRETT WILSON NAMED PENGUINS CAPTAIN". wbspenguins.com. October 4, 2018. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Penguins Re-Assign Forward Garrett Wilson to the WBS Penguins". NHL.com. November 17, 2018. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Maple Leafs add ex-Penguin Wilson". The Sports Network. July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "OHL announces All-Star Teams". Ontario Hockey League. June 2, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2011.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tom Kostopoulos
Captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent