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Avalanche Re-Signs Colin Wilson

Veteran forward has played the past two seasons with Colorado

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche /

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has re-signed forward Colin Wilson to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

Wilson, 29, completed his 10th NHL season in 2018-19, his second with the Avalanche, tallying 27 points (12g/15a) in 65 games. He finished eighth on the team in goals and fourth in power-play tallies (5). He appeared in his 600th career NHL game on Feb. 2 vs. Vancouver, becoming the 13th member of the 2008 draft class to reach the milestone.

Wilson went on to add eight points (4g/4a) in 12 playoff games, tying him for third on the team in both goals and points. He led Colorado with three power-play goals during the postseason, the most by an Avalanche skater in the playoffs since Andrew Brunette had three in 2008.

Born in Greenwich, Connecticut, Wilson has recorded 282 points (113g/169a) in 623 NHL games. He has also skated in 65 career postseason contests, notching 33 points (17g/16a).

"We are excited to have Colin back for another season" said Avalanche Executive Vice President / General Manager Joe Sakic. "He played an important role on our second line and power-play unit last season and was one of our better players down the stretch, especially in the playoffs. He brings leadership and experience to our dressing room." 

Selected by Nashville with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NHL Draft, Wilson had spent his entire career with the Predators prior to joining the Avalanche via trade on July 1, 2017. He recorded 237 points (95g/142a) in 502 games for Nashville and added 24 points (13g/11a) in 47 playoff contests. He helped the Preds reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2017.

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, the 2008 and 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship and the 2006 and 2007 U18 World Championship. He won a gold medal at the 2006 IIHF U18 World Championship and a silver at the 2007 IIHF U18 World Championship.

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