DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today acquired left wing Scott Wilson and a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Riley Sheahan and a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Wilson, 25, has appeared in 106 NHL games with the Penguins since the 2014-15 season, totaling 32 points (13-19-32) and 44 penalty minutes. Wilson logged 78 regular-season games for Pittsburgh during the 2016-17 campaign and notched 26 points (8-18-26) and 32 penalty minutes, adding six points (3-3-6) in 20 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs to help Pittsburgh to its second-straight Stanley Cup championship, alongside fellow Red Wings newcomer Trevor Daley. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound forward has also appeared in three games for the Penguins this season. The Oakville, Ontario, native was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Prior to breaking into the NHL, Wilson logged 77 points (41-36-77) and 49 penalty minutes in 90 American Hockey League contests with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins between 2013-16. He spent three seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell before turning pro, recording 95 points (39-56-95) and 82 penalty minutes in 109 games with the RiverHawks between 2011-14. He helped the school capture a 2013 Hockey East championship and was the Hockey East Rookie of the Year in 2011-12.
Scott Wilson, Left Wing
Born Apr 24 1992 -- Oakville, ONT
Height 5.11 -- Weight 183 -- Shoots L
Selected by Pittsburgh Penguins round 7 #209 overall 2011 NHL Entry Draft