Kyle Wilson

Hometown:

London Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-12-15

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Free agent, 2007

Weight:

203 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

Wilson finished third on the team at Colgate in scoring in his sophomore year with 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) playing in 37 games. During his freshman year of 2002-03, Wilson finished third among all Raiders rookies in scoring with six points (four goals, two assists). His four goals led all Colgate rookies in that category.

Minnesota’s 12th choice (9th round), 272nd overall, in 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
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2007-08: Wilson finished second on Hershey (AHL) in goals (30) and third in points (61). He was the only Bear to play in all 80 games. His eight GWGs was the team-high, and he ranked tied for 11th in the AHL in goals and third in GWGs. He had five multi-point games, including a hat trick on Jan. 19 vs. Springfield. He scored five goals in a five-game span from Feb. 16 – Feb. 24. He had seven points in the last eight games of the season and recorded three assists in five playoff games.

Talent Analysis

Colgate interim head coach Stan Moore had this to say about Kyle Wilson: “He’s an offensively skilled forward. He is considered to be a pure goal scorer. He is as skilled at finding his teammates as he is converting when they find him. He is an excellent face-off person. For the past two years he has been used as a winger or in a wing role and not as a center. He’s an excellent student academically and it certainly seems to translate on the ice in terms of his ability to pick up systems and learn and add new things to his game. He is a very good skater, very strong on his feet. He’s elusive in that he reads the opponent quite well. He has the ability to sense what the opponent does in reaction to something he does. He possesses a deceptively hard shot with a great release that is quite accurate. He uses his size and frame quite well and is becoming more muscularly dense. He’s an average to fast skater, somewhere in between. His breadth of defense, as it expands and develops, his offensive role will also expand because he will become comfortable doing both and recognize it as a matter of course rather than ‘either or’. He now understands and recognizes the intertwining of offense and defense. He spends a lot of time on the power play. He is also being utilized in penalty killing situations because he’s starting to show the signs of being able to flip that offensive mentality up and turn it into defensive recognition. He’s also learning the physical aspect of the game and we welcome the addition of that.”

Future
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