NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Colin Wilson

A look at the top prospects in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Thursday, 04.24.2008 / 3:35 PM ET / News
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NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Colin Wilson

The 2008 draft pool is considered the deepest in years and the Islanders are set to select higher in this year's Entry Draft than they have in the past seven. With the Islanders selecting fifth in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 20 in Ottawa, many highly-touted prospects will be available for the Isles to choose from. Each week leading up to the draft, Newyorkislanders.com will feature a new player who is likely to go early in this year's draft.


Colin Wilson
COLIN WILSON

Team: Boston University (NCAA)
Position: Forward
Born: October 20, 1989 in Greenwich, CT (Age 19)
Height: 6-1    
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
CSS Final Ranking: 10

2007-08 Regular Season: Games Played (37), Goals (12), Assists (23), Points (35), PIM (28)

Update: Wilson closed out his freshman season at Boston University by recording 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points in 37 games, finishing third on the team in total points while being named New England Rookie of the Year.

Wilson represented the United States at the 2008 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic and was named one of Team USA's top three players. His six goals in six games were tied with Kazakhstan's Yevgeni Rymarev for the most in the tournament, and he finished second on the team in total points with seven. Remarkably, Wilson netted his six goals at the WJC on just 15 shot attempts - a 40.0 percent shooting percentage.

Strengths: Considered a two-way forward, Colin is a hard worker that has shown a lot of offensive upside. Wilson's biggest attribute, to go along with his work ethic, has been his smart play.

Colin Wilson
What They're Saying:

"Colin has a tremendous skill set. The thing about Colin is that he can play a number of roles. He can setup a linemate because he sees the ice really well and can find passing lanes, even if they sometimes don't exist. But recently, he's also been finding the net more himself."

-    NHL Scout

He's a solid two-way player, he fulfills his defensive responsibilities, and he can get the job done."

-    NHL Scout

"He's a tremendous competitor and he has a nice blend of offensive smarts."

-    John Haynes / Head Coach, Team USA

"He combines power and skill. He can play any type of game you want."

-    Matthew Wuest / The Hockey News

"He is above average at every facet of the game. He is fast and is extremely skilled with and without the puck. He can play in all situations and has enormous hockey sense."

-    Thayne Hallyburton/ Bleacher Report


    COLIN WILSON STAT BOX

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007-08

Boston University

NCAA

37

12

23

35

28

2008

USA

WJC

6

6

1

7

4








ISLANDERS ENTRY DRAFT PARTY
Save The Date – June 20!


The Islanders will host an NHL Entry Draft Party at the Coliseum when the team selects fifth overall in the first round on Friday night, June 20. Save the date and stay tuned to newyorkislanders.com for more details on the return of the Draft Party!

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 2 1 2 1 3
R. Strome 2 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 2 2 0 2 2
K. Okposo 2 1 1 1 2
J. Tavares 2 0 2 1 2
C. Clutterbuck 2 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 2 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 2 0 1 0 1
L. Visnovsky 2 0 1 3 1
F. Nielsen 2 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 1 1 0 .917 2.52

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