Colin Wilson is a prime example of what the United States continuing education system is providing for our hockey elite – i.e. great universities tend to have great sports programs.
In Wilson’s case, the Boston University Terriers hockey team proved to be a jumping point for his NHL career. After just one year with the team, Wilson was drafted seventh overall by the Predators. He played with the Terriers for one more year before heading to the big time in the ’09 -’10 season.
Wilson’s first year in professional play saw 35 games with the Predators and another 40 games with the AHL. For a first year NHL player, Wilson had great success. He had eight goals and seven assists, steadily improving through his years with the Preds.
Of course, success is to be expected with the breeding that went into Wilson.
Both Wilson’s father, Carey Wilson, and grandfather, Jerry Wilson, played in the NHL. With hockey running through the family, it is no wonder that Wilson has been a prime representative of both the Predators hockey team and the US national team.
In fact, Wilson is the only player to have been on a world team but not have played in a NHL game.
Wilson recently signed a three year contract with Nashville, ensuring that one of our young stars will be sticking around for the fans to cheer on!
Games played: 68
Penalty minutes: 21
Game winning goals: 5
Shots on goal: 114