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Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: August 10, 1950
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: MTL / 1970 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 5th   (66th overall)
Father of Landon WCHA Second All-Star Team (1972) AHL First All-Star Team (1978) Traded to St. Louis by Montreal with Montreal's 5th round choice (Don Wheldon) in 1974 Amateur Draft for St. Louis' 4th round choice (Barry Legge) in 1974 Amateur Draft and future considerations (Glen Sather, June 14, 1974), May 27, 1974. Traded to Detroit by St. Louis to complete transaction that sent Doug Grant to St. Louis (March 9, 1976), June 16, 1976. Named Interim Head Coach by Dallas, January 25, 2002.
Quote of the Day

I was surprised. I knew I got it. It's tough. You never know how hard it is until it registers on the gun. I got pretty much all I could into and you just hope for the best.

— Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber after winning the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition