The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired Colin Wilson from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Wilson, 27, has spent his entire career with Nashville after being selected seventh overall in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He appeared in 70 regular-season games for the Predators this past season, tallying 35 points (12g/23a) with a +7 plus/minus rating. He also dressed in 14 playoff contests for Nashville, notching four points (2g/2a).
The Greenwich, Connecticut, native has recorded 237 points (95g/142a) in 502 NHL games. He has also skated in 47 career postseason contests, notching 24 points (13g/11a).
"Colin brings experience and depth to our lineup," said Avalanche Executive Vice President / General Manager Joe Sakic. "He's a two-way player who plays a strong game and is a good pro."
Prior to his professional career, Wilson played two seasons at Boston University, where he was named to the 2009 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team after helping BU win the national championship as a sophomore. The 6-foot-1, 221-pound center was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2007-08 and then selected to the Hockey East First All-Star Team and NCAA East First All-Star Team in 2008-09.
Internationally, Wilson represented Team USA at the 2009 IIHF World Championship, two world junior championships (2008-09) and a pair of under-18 world championships (2006-07). He won a gold medal with the United States at the 2006 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and a silver at the 2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.