Garrett Wilson
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Garrett Wilson


Elmvale Ontario

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4th round (107th overall), 2009


199 lbs.

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2007-08: Garrett Wilson played most of the season with Tecumseh of the WOHL. He scored 11 goals with 26 assists and 40 PIM in 46 games. Wilson made his OHL debut, playing with the Windsor Spitfires. In seven regular season games, he scored 1 goal with 2 PIM and was +1. He was scoreless and -3 in three playoff games for Windsor.

2008-09: After a June trade to Owen Sound, Wilson played his first full season in the OHL with the Attack. Wilson scored 17 goals with 18 assists and was -7 with 42 PIM in 53 games. Wilson was suspended for 15 games after a strange slew-footing incident broke Kitchener Rangers’ defenseman Dan Kelly’s ankle. In four playoff games against his former team, Wilson had 1 goal and 3 assists and was -3 with 7 PIM as the Attack were swept by Windsor.

2009-10: Wilson led Owen Sound with 36 goals and also had 25 assists with 80 PIM in 65 games. He was one of the few players with a positive plus/minus (+4) as the Attack finished last in the Midwest division and missed the OHL playoffs.

2010-11: Wilson was the second-leading scorer for champion Owen Sound in his third OHL season. Wilson scored 40 goals with 46 assists and was +33 with 114 PMs in 66 games as the Attack breezed to a Midwest Division regular season title. Nineteen of his 46 goals were scored on the power play. In 22 playoff games he scored 11 goals, five on the power play, with 10 assists and was +2 with 28 PMs as the Attack captured the league title. Wilson signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Panthers in June, 2011.

2011-12: Wilson shuffled between the AHL and ECHL in his first season of pro hockey – playing 11 games for Florida AHL affiliate San Antonio. His only AHL point was a goal scored against Houston in his seventh game and he finished minus-four with 15 penalty minutes. Wilson was a bit more productive offensively in the ECHL. He scored 17 goals with 18 assists in 63 games with Cincinnati and was minus-eight with 50 penalty minutes. The Cyclones finished third in the North Division; one point out of the final playoff spot.

2012-13: Wilson appeared in 26 AHL games with Panthers affiliate San Antonio in his second pro season — splitting the year between the Rampage and Cincinnati in the ECHL. He scored 3 goals with 2 assists and was -1 with 19 penalty minutes in AHL play. San Antonio missed the playoffs after finishing last in the South Division. Wilson scored 19 goals with 10 assists in 38 games for Cincinnati during the regular season and was +4 with 56 penalty minutes. The Cyclones reached the ECHL’s Eastern Conference finals and in 15 playoff games Wilson scored 4 goals with 1 assist and was -1 with 17 penalty minutes.

2013-14: Wilson made his NHL debut in March 2014, appearing in three games with the Panthers, and skated for Florida AHL affiliate San Antonio in his third pro season. He had no points nor penalties and was -1, averaging 10:20 minutes of ice time, while with Florida. Wilson scored 14 goals with 16 assists and was -8 with 58 penalty minutes in 71 games for San Antonio. The Rampage missed the playoffs, finishing last in the West Division. Wilson was tendered a qualifying offer by the Panthers and signed a one-year two-way contract with Florida as a restricted free agent in July 2014. 

2014-15: Wilson attended Panthers training camp before being waived and assigned to AHL affiliate San Antonio at the start of the season. One of the leaders in goals (23) and penalty minutes (80) with 15 assists in 71 AHL games, he was recalled by Florida at the end of February 2015. He was -2 with no points nor penalties in two games with the Panthers.  


Talent Analysis

Wilson plays a solid game with a balance of skill and grit. He is a rangy, two-way winger who has shown a willingness to drop the gloves when necessary. Wilson's skating speed is limited but he will dig the puck out of the corners, get to the front of the net to score the dirty goals, and leads through hard work and dedication.


Wilson is in his fifth pro season in the Florida organization in 2015-16; splitting time between the Panthers and new AHL affiliate Portland. Long-term his skill set suggests a fairly low ceiling in terms of potential but with his determination and work ethic he projects as a solid, bottom-line energy player at the NHL level with some offensive elements to his game.

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by League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Owen Sound Attack forward Garrett Wilson is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 24 after scoring three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.

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by League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Garrett Wilson of the Owen Sound Attack is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 24.  Wilson led the OHL with seven points scoring three goals and four assists in the first three games of the Rogers Western Conference Championship Series.

Wilson was the hero in Game three on Saturday night scoring both the game-tying and game-winning goals to lead the Attack to a 6-4 win over the Windsor Spitfires to take a 2-1 series lead.  Both goals came in the final five minutes of play with Wilson also assisting on an empty-net goal to finish with three points as first star of the game.  He also picked up an assist despite a 4-2 loss to the Spitfires in Game two on Thursday, and opened the series with a goal and two assists in the 8-1 win in Game one last Tuesday.  Game four of the series takes place tonight in Windsor.

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by League Press Release

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Wilson led the Attack to three straight wins this week and was named first star in all three contests extending the club’s winning-streak to eight games.  He began the week by scoring his first hat-trick of the season including a shorthanded marker as part of a 6-2 win on the road against the Barrie Colts on Thursday night.  On Friday night he scored two goals and assisted on the game-winner to beat Midwest Division rivals the Kitchener Rangers 6-3.  His week ended at home on Saturday with another win over the Colts, this time by a score of 7-5.  He scored two goals including a shorthanded tally before scoring the game-winner on the power play for his league-leading 12th goal of the season.   
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