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2008 NHL Draft: Colin Wilson

Wednesday, 06.11.2008 / 4:11 PM / 2008 NHL Draft
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2008 NHL Draft: Colin Wilson
Leading up to the 2008 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. Could the Panthers draft one of these players with their pick in the second round or might they move up to grab one of these top players to further bolster their system and hope they contribute to the big club one day?

Each week day, we'll take a look at three prospects and get Panthers Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Luce's opinion on each of them.

2008 NHL Entry Draft Site


    Colin Wilson
    Rank: No. 10 (North American)
    Position: Center
    Height/weight: 6-1, 215.
    D.O.B. Oct. 20, 1989


STATISTICS
Season
Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 USA U-18 USDP 38 22 25 47  
2007-08 Boston University H-East 34 12 22 34 20
   
THE SKINNY

Fifth player in BU history to be named Hockey East Rookie of the Year in 2007-08. Participated in 2008 World Junior Championships, tying for goal scoring lead (6) for Team USA. Won gold with Team USA at 2006 IIHF Under-18 World Championship in Sweden and tied to tourney scoring lead (12 points). Father, Carey, played 12 NHL seasons and grandfather, Gerry, had brief stint with Montreal Canadiens. Was later Winnipeg Jets team doctor.

WHAT CENTRAL SCOUTING SAYS

Combination of skill and power forward. Very strong, excellent hands, and a very good passer and playmaker. Tough and strong on the puck, a very smart player who is aware of where teammates are at all times. Anticipates the play at both ends of the ice. Very reliable defensively.

WHAT PANTHER SCOUT SCOTT LUCE SAYS

Good bloodlines. Power forward who plays well at both sides of the puck.

FAVORITES
 
NHL Team: New York Rangers
NHL Player: New York’s Jaromir Jagr
Goal celebration: “conducting the band or the blind man”
Practice Drill: 3 on 1’s
Video Game: Halo
Movie: 8 Mile
TV Show: South Park
Actor: Paul Walker
Artists: Johnny Cash and the Dixie Chicks
Website: facebook.com
Pump-up song: “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado
Food to cook: Steak
Sport (other than hockey): Tennis
Activity away from the rink: Hanging out with the boys
Toy growing up: Mini sticks
Place to shop: Under Armor outlet
Place to visit: Australia
UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
 
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