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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 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
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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 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 18 19 -6 37
K. Okposo 48 12 25 -9 37
B. Nelson 50 20 11 0 31
F. Nielsen 50 15 16 -2 31
M. Grabovski 50 9 15 1 24
J. Bailey 49 8 15 4 23
A. Lee 50 7 14 0 21
N. Leddy 50 3 17 -12 20
R. Strome 39 5 13 -8 18
N. Kulemin 50 5 9 6 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 13 6 2 .927 2.32
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