Scott Wilson
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Scott Wilson

Hometown:

Oakville Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-04-24

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

7th round (209th overall), 2011

Weight:

184 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Scott Wilson appeared in seven games (one playoff contest) with the Georgetown Raiders in the Ontario Jr. Hockey League. He played most of the season for the Oakville Rangers midget team. In his seven games with the Raiders, he had 1 assist with 2 PMs.

2009-10: Wilson had a strong rookie season in his first full year with the Raiders; scoring 24 goals with 43 assists and 28 PMs in 56 games. He scored 5 of his 24 goals on the power play and also had 9 assists with the man-advantage. In 11 playoff games, he scored 9 goals with 8 assists and had 2 PMs. Wilson committed to playing college hockey at Massachusetts-Lowell in 2011-12. Wilson was not ranked by Central Scouting and not selected in the 2010 NHL Draft.

2010-11: Wilson appeared in 43 games for Georgetown and scored 20 goals with 41 assists and 59 PMs. In four playoff games, he score 1 goal with 2 assists and had 8 PMs. Two of his three points, including his goal, came on the power play. Wilson was selected for Canada East in the World Junior U-19 Challenge and scored 3 goals with 3 assists in five games. Wilson was not among the 210 North American skaters listed in Central Scouting’s final rankings. He was selected in the seventh round (209th overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-12: Wilson fit right into the lineup for Massachusetts-Lowell as a freshman; scoring at a point-per-game pace and being named Hockey East’s Rookie of the Year. He scored 16 goals with 22 assists and was plus-12 with 26 penalty minutes in 37 games. The River Hawks were one of the big surprises in college hockey — finishing second in Hockey East and reaching the NCAA East Regional Final against Union after defeating Miami.

2012-13: Wilson led the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in scoring as a sophomore in what was the most successful season in school history. Playing with various linemates throughout he season, he scored 16 goals with 22 assists in 41 games and was +5 with 32 penalty minutes. The River Hawks won the Hockey East regular season title and defeated Boston University, 1-0, in the Hockey East championship game. Massachusetts-Lowell reached the Frozen Four by defeating New Hampshire, 2-0, in the Northeast Regional final and lost to eventual national champion Yale, 3-2, in overtime in the Frozen Four semifinals.

 

Talent Analysis

Scott Wilson is an offensively-minded forward with superb hockey sense. Equally competent at shooting and distributing the puck, he is still very raw in many respects, particularly in his defensive game. He needs to add more strength and get bigger and stronger if he is to be effective at the professional level. He could also be more explosive in his first step, but his skating is not a liability.

 

Future

Wilson will return to Massachusetts-Lowell for his junior season and should continue to be one of the top offensive producers in the NCAA. Longterm he projects as a top-nine forward with good offensive abilities.

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