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NYI DRAFT CENTRAL: Colin Wilson

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

Thursday, 04.24.2008 / 3:35 PM / 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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STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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