The Nashville Predators traded center Colin Wilson to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. In return, the Predators receive a fourth round draft pick in the 2019 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
A native of Greenwich, Connecticut, Wilson has played his entire eight year career in the National Hockey League with the Predators. He was Nashville's first round draft pick, seventh overall, in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
This past season, Wilson played 70 games in Nashville. He had 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points. Wilson was also a +7 with only 18 penalty minutes. He had six power play goals (a career high), seven power play points, 113 shots on goal, 16 faceoff wins, 50 hits, 23 blocked shots, 23 takeaways and 25 giveaways.
In 2017, Wilson also reached the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time. The Predators lost in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Wilson is one of two key acquisitions by the Avalanche in the offseason. On Saturday, they also acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier of Laval, Quebec to a one year contract worth $2.75 million. Expect Bernier to contend for the starting job this season against Semyon Varlamov. Colorado had the worst record in the NHL this past season with only 45 points.