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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 73 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 71 15 26 -2 41
J. Jokinen 75 8 33 -2 41
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 75 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 66 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 65 14 17 -1 31
B. Campbell 76 3 22 2 25
B. Pirri 43 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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