Ontario Hockey League grad Mike Wilson has played just seven games over the past four seasons. After not playing for the first half of the 2010-11 season, Wilson has been picked up by the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL and has one goal in his first two games with the club.
Wilson played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1992-93 to 1995-96, all with the Sudbury Wolves. In his final season, he contributed 47 points from the blue line in 64 regular season games. The Wolves made it to the Robertson Cup semi-finals that season before losing to the Detroit Junior Red Wings in seven games. He was selected to the CHL All-Rookie Team in his first season.
Mike was taken by the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 20th overall. The Canucks traded his rights in the summer of 1996 to the Buffalo Sabres as part of the deal that brought Alexander Mogilny to Vancouver and placed Mike Peca in a Sabres uniform.
Wilson has played a total of 336 regular season games in the NHL with Buffalo, the Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers. He was a part of Buffalo’s 1998 team that made it to the Eastern Conference finals.
Beginning with the 2004-05 NHL lockout season, Wilson spent two seasons playing in several locations in Europe. Mike played games for teams in Norway, Austria, Switzerland and Finland.
After taking 2006-07 and 2007-08 off, Wilson played five games with the ECHL’s Trenton Devils in 2008-09, with an additional five games in the playoffs. He played just two games with the Toledo Walleye in 2009-10.
Check out Mike Wilson’s profile page at the Toledo Walleye official website.
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