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Rick Wilson
Rick Wilson
Goaltender
Number: 19
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 195
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Born: Aug 10, 1950
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by St. Louis to complete transaction (3/9/76) that sent Doug Grant to St. Louis on June 16, 1976.
Drafted: MTL / 1970 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 5th (66th overall)
Rick Wilson got his first chance to play in the NHL in 1973 at the age of 23 after spending a couple of years with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the American Hockey League. In a 70-game season with the Voyageurs, Wilson proved he was a steady influence on defense and was not afraid to take a penalty to make his point known, as evidenced by his 163 minutes spent in the box. Wilson managed to contribute four goals and eleven assists. It was this tenacious play which drew the attention of the Montreal Canadiens, who called him up midway through the 1973-74 season.

The coaching staff of the Canadiens made it clear what they expected out of Wilson -- to keep opposing forwards away from in front of the Montreal crease. The club had an abundance of scoring with such stars as Guy Lafleur, Steve Shutt, and Jacques Lemaire, so turning in a solid game-in game-out defensive effort was Wilson's mandate.

In 21 games with the Habs, Wilson had two assists and had just six penalty minutes. With future Hall of Famers Serge Savard, Guy Lapointe, and Larry Robinson getting a bulk of the ice-time, Wilson always made certain to be ready on the few occasions he was called upon.

Wilson moved on to the St. Louis Blues, where he played two full seasons. In the first year he suited up for 76 games, scoring two goals and five assists with 83 penalty minutes. He appeared in 65 games in 1975-76, scoring a goal and six assists with 20 minutes in penalties. Wilson's most productive NHL season turned out to be his last, when he spent the 1976-77 season in the Motor City, scoring three goals and 13 assists. He played one more year of professional hockey, with the Philadelphia Firebirds of the AHL where he had four goals and 28 assists.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80