Jason Wilson
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Jason Wilson

Hometown:

Richmond Hill Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-04-15

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

5th round (130th overall), 2010

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • F

History

2008-09: Jason Wilson skated in 52 games for the London Knights in the OHL as a rookie and was second on the team with 104 PMs. Wilson scored 12 goals with 5 assists and was +7 playing on a talented Knights team that won the Midwest Division and featured future NHLers like John Tavares, John Carlson, and Nazim Kadri (TOR). Wilson skated in all 14 OHL playoff games as London reached the semifinals and had 2 assists with a +2 plus/minus and 8 PMs.

2009-10: Wilson was obtained by Owen Sound in a trade for defenseman Michael D'Orazio and skated in 46 games for the Attack. Wilson missed time in February with a leg injury and finished with 17 goals with 18 assists. He had a -11 plus/minus on a team that finished last in the Midwest Division and missed the playoffs. Wilson was selected by the Rangers as a 20-year-old in the fifth round (130th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

2010-11: Wilson was sent back to the OHL for an over-age season after attending camp with the Rangers. He was traded from Owen Sound to Niagara and spent his final junior season with the Ice Dogs. Wilson led Niagara with 94 PMs in 64 games and scored 18 goals with 25 assists. Playing on a team that had the OHL's third-best record in the regular season he was +20. Wilson skated in all 14 OHL playoff games as the Ice Dogs reached the semifinals and scored 5 goals with 7 assists and was -1 with 19 PMs. Two of his five goals were scored on the power play.

2011-12: Signed to an entry-level contract by the Rangers in May, 2011, Wilson spent his first pro season with the ECHL's Greenville Road Warriors. He scored 4 goals with 10 assists and was minus-nine in 56 games. Wilson finished third on Greenville with 102 penalty minutes. He played in one of three playoff games during the Road Warriors' first round series with Florida and had no points nor penalty minutes.

2012-13: Wilson played in 17 AHL games with Rangers affiliate Connecticut in his second pro season – spending time with ECHL Greenville after missing 17-games early in the year due to injury. Wilson started the year with the Whale but had yet to appear in an AHL game when he was sent to Greenville in November. He returned to Connecticut in January and scored 1 goal and was +1 with 30 penalty minutes for the Whale, which missed the AHL playoffs by two points. Wilson scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was -6 with 75 penalty minutes in 23 games with the Road Warriors. He skated for Greenville in the first round series with Kelly Cup champion Reading and was -1 with 1 goal and 6 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

A good skater, Wilson has an excellent work ethic and is a competent forechecker. He is very responsible in both ends of the ice.

 

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