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2008 NHL Draft: Colin Wilson

Wednesday, 06.11.2008 / 4:11 PM ET / 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

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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