Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson was born on February 3, 1987 in Windsor, Ontario. A product of the Ontario Hockey League, first with the Toronto St. Michael's Majors and then the Sarnia Sting, the hard-hitting defenseman went undrafted, but signed on with the Calgary Flames in 2008.

Wilson would make his professional debut for the Flames' AHL affiliate during the 2008-09 season, but on March 4, 2009 he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Jordan Leopold.

Ryan made his NHL debut with the Avalanche during the 2009-10 season and almost right away began to establish himself as a gritty, hard-nosed, defender. Injuries would sidetrack Wilson's rookie season, but in 61 games for the Avalanche, he was among the team leaders in plus/minus and scoring among defenseman.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 58 3 22 25 88 0 18 3 7 10 16
2004-05 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 68 13 24 37 149 -23 10 4 5 9 12
2005-06 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 64 12 49 61 145 -4 4 1 3 4 12
2006-07 Sarnia Sting OHL 68 17 58 75 136 +1 4 1 3 4 14
2007-08 Sarnia Sting OHL 58 7 64 71 84 +14 9 0 7 7 19
2008-09 Quad City Flames AHL 60 4 16 20 56 -6
2008-09 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 8 0 2 2 25 -5
2009-10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 61 3 18 21 36 +13 4 0 1 1 0
2009-10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 3 0 0 0 17 0
2010-11 Colorado Avalanche NHL 67 3 13 16 68 -8
2011-12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 59 1 20 21 33 +11
2012-13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 12 0 3 3 8 +4
2013-14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 28 0 6 6 12 +1 4 0 2 2 2
2013-14 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
2014-15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -3
2015-16 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 24 0 3 3 25 7 2 0 2 36
2016-17 HC Lugano Swiss 32 2 10 12 34 7 0 3 3 2
NHL Totals 230 7 60 67 157 8 0 3 3 2


Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2008. Traded to Colorado by Calgary with Lawrence Nycholat and Montreal's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Colorado selected Stefan Elliott) in 2009 NHL Draft for Jordan Leopold, March 4, 2009. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to ankle injury vs. Edmonton, February 2, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to back injury vs. Montreal, November 2, 2013 and as a healthy reserve. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to shoulder injury vs. Florida, October 21, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), November 6, 2015.
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