NHL Forward Colin Wilson Retires

Colin Wilson with the Colorado Avalanche in 2019. Photo by Chris Brown/CSM/Shutterstock (10221049bv)

Former Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche forward Colin Wilson has announced his retirement from the NHL. Wilson played 11 seasons in the league and was featured in 632 regular-season games.

The 31-year-old veteran made the announcement by releasing a statement via the NHL Players Association.

“It is very bittersweet to retire as I leave my childhood passion behind but look forward to what comes next,” said Wilson.

Wilson previously hinted that he could retire back in October when he detailed his struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder. He also said at the time that the double hip surgery he underwent in December 2019 could also influence his future in the NHL.

Colin Wilson was drafted seventh overall by the Predators in the 2008 NHL Entry after being named USA Hockey College Player of the Year. Wilson made his NHL debut during the 2009-10 season and developed into a reliable player during his time in Nashville. He delivered several solid seasons in a Predators jersey, including 20 goals and 22 assists in the 2014-15 season.

After eight years with the Predators, Wilson was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in 2017. He played 130 games with the Avalanche in three seasons.

Wilson’s career stats include 113 goals and 173 assists for a total of 286 points. He also had 33 points (17 goals and 16 assists) in 65 playoff games.