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Colin Wilson | Winger

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 216
College: Boston University
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Colin Wilson notched a goal in the Predators’ 3-2 shootout win against the Panthers on Saturday night.
Wilson scored the game’s first goal with 1:34 left in the second period. More valuable from a real-life perspective, Wilson has three goals and seven points this season. His offensive upside is around 35-40 points. Matt Cullen potted the other marker, Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smitha and Derek Roy got the helpers. Nov 22 - 11:06 PM

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Colin Wilson (lower body) returned to action on Saturday.

Wilson missed two games with the injury and was a plus-one Saturday. He is not off to the best of starts as he has only one goal and four points in 14 games this season. There are better options on the waiver wire than Colin Wilson at this time.
Nov 16 - 2:07 AM

Colin Wilson sat out Tuesday's contest against the Edmonton Oilers with a lower-body injury.

Gabriel Bourque played with Calle Jarnkrok and Olli Jokinen in Wilson's place. He is listed as day-to-day.
Nov 12 - 2:31 PM

Colin Wilson netted his first goal of the season in Sunday's 3-1 win over Vancouver.

He rounded out the scoring in the contest late in the third period. Wilson has registered four points in 11 games. He isn't worth targeting for your fantasy roster at this time.
Nov 3 - 1:14 PM

Colin Wilson skated with Mike Ribeiro and James Neal during Tuesday's shootout loss to Calgary.

He replaced Gabriel Bourque on the club's top line during the first period. Wilson earned an assist on a goal by Ribeiro in the second period for his first point of the 2014-15 campaign.
Oct 15 - 12:14 PM

Colin Wilson fully participated in Wednesday's practice after he wore a no-contact jersey on Tuesday.

He played between Eric Nystrom and Richard Clune with Paul Gaustad on the sidelines. If he's healthy then Wilson is projected to start the regular season alongside Derek Roy and Craig Smith.
Oct 2 - 4:27 PM

Colin Wilson was sporting a no-contact jersey at Tuesday's practice.

Consider him day-to-day with an undisclosed ailment for the time being.
Oct 1 - 4:45 PM

Colin Wilson's struggles last season helped spark an off-season shopping spree, as the Preds brought in multiple new centers that will make it tough for the 24 year-old to earn top-six minutes.

Wilson was a scorer during his NCAA days at Boston University, and improved each and every year in his first four NHL seasons. Between 2011-2013, the Greenwich, CT native notched 54 points in 93 games. But the 24 year-old had trouble finding the net last year, managing just 33 points in 81 games. The Preds brought in Derek Roy, Olli Jokinen and Mike Ribiero during the off-season, which will make it difficult for the 24 year-old Wilson to log decent ice-time and play with the team's gifted wingers. If Wilson does win a featured spot on the top two lines, he is capable of putting up good numbers once again, but don't count on it.
Aug 24 - 10:30 AM

Colin Wilson admitted that his shoulder stabilization procedures could've held him back this past season.

"It was a tough start to the season and a tough season for myself. I didn't feel quite like myself at the beginning," Wilson said. "I think there were a few factors and (the shoulders) could have been one of them. I think I did everything I could and felt pretty good going into camp and throughout the season, but I tried to not let it get to me." He scored four goals in the first two months of the season and ended up with just 11 markers and 33 points in 81 games. Wilson was moved to his natural position at center this year, but the move didn't help him pick up points. Perhaps Nashville's new coach and a healthier start can give the 24-year-old forward the breakout season that the team and potential fantasy owners have been waiting for.
Apr 21 - 2:42 PM

Colin Wilson snapped a 33-game goalless slump in Thursday's win over the Buffalo Sabres.

"It was a good feeling," said Wilson after he scored his first goal since Dec. 30. "I've just been trying to get the puck to the net. I feel like I've had some good chances lately and they just haven't been going in, so maybe this will open something for the last couple of games here." He has eight goals and 20 assists in 73 games this season.
Mar 28 - 10:40 AM

Colin Wilson will probably be in store for bigger role now that the Predators have traded top center David Legwand to Detroit.

He had been skating on the third line, but he's likely to get a top-six spot with Legwand out of the mix. Wilson hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 30 and he's generated just two assists in his past 18 games.
Mar 6 - 12:43 PM

Colin Wilson has been enjoying his time at center.

"I love it. It's great," he said. "I feel like I'm a lot more defensively responsible than in my first couple of years, and at the same time I'm supporting the puck, I feel more involved in the play and I can use my speed through the middle." Coach Barry Trotz has liked what he's seen from Wilson in the middle as well. However, the 24-year-old forward still has some work to do offensively. He has seven goals and 24 points in 58 games this season and he's collected just one assist in six contests since moving to center.
Feb 26 - 9:10 AM

Colin Wilson played in just his second game at center this season in Tuesday's win over Winnipeg.

"I thought he played really well. I thought Colin played really well," coach Barry Trotz said. "He made plays. More than anything, he was playing with pace, but he was hard on the puck. Once he got it, he wasn't giving it up easily." Wilson received 13:41 and he won 38 percent of his faceoffs. He hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 30 and he has only three assists in his last 15 matches.
Jan 29 - 10:19 AM

Colin Wilson registered two goals and an assist for Nashville in Monday's 6-4 win over the Red Wings.

A recent scratching of Wilson from the Preds lineup seems to have lit a fire under the young forward, as he has now picked up five points during an active three-game point streak. Mike Fisher also experienced a big night, racking up one goal and two helpers while Craig Smith, Nick Spaling and Roman Josi all found the back of the net in the win.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 11:08:00 PM

Center Colin Wilson will be back in the Nashville lineup when the Predators entertain the Montreal Canadiens tonight.

But make no mistake about Wilson's status. He needs to show considerable progress. He was a healthy scratch for the Preds' last game on Thursday. Wilson was supposed to be one of Nashville’s top offensive options and a leader. Instead, he has just 15 points in 34 games, and one point in his last six. Of the healthy scratch, Wilson said: "I think it’s them telling me that I need to do better." Coach Barry Trotz says Wilson must play better to remain in the lineup. "Our job as coaches is to try to get him to the next level," Trotz said. "As a coach you try everything from a subtle approach, to a teaching approach, to an in your face approach, to all those things," Trotz said. "Colin has been in the league five years now. He has to figure it out too. There’s a responsibility on the player as there is on the coaches."
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 10:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Olli Jokinen
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Paul Gaustad
5Mike Fisher
LW1Matt Cullen
2Viktor Stalberg
3Gabriel Bourque
4Colin Wilson
RW1James Neal
2Craig Smith
3Filip Forsberg
4Eric Nystrom
5Taylor Beck
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Mattias Ekholm
6Anton Volchenkov
7Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton