Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Carey Wilson
Carey Wilson was chosen 67th overall in the 2nd round of the 1980 NHL draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, but never played a game with the team. After playing five games with the Calgary Wranglers of the Western Junior League at the age of 16, he decided to go the U.S. college hockey route. For two years he suited up for Dartmouth and was among the team's leading scorers both years. From there Wilson spent two seasons playing in the Finnish elite league in Helsinki.

In 1983, Wilson joined the Canadian National team and was a member of the 1984 Olympic team that competed at Sarajevo. Wilson lists the club's failure to earn a medal as one of his biggest disappointments. Before joining the Canadian national team, Wilson suited up for 15 games with the Calgary Flames. Although he scored just two goals and five assists, his strong play with the national team garnered him a closer look from Calgary GM Cliff Fletcher. After the Olympics, Wilson joined the Flames, enjoying three highly successful years in the southern Alberta city. In 1984-85, he contributed 72 points on 24 goals and 48 assists. The following year he was part of a Flames' team that made it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals before losing in the championship to the Montreal Canadiens.

Wilson made brief stops with the Hartford Whalers and New York Rangers but wound up back in Calgary from 1991 to 1993. He left the NHL after that season and was out of hockey for four years before attempting a comeback in 1996-97 with the IHL's Manitoba Moose. It was a short-lived revival though, as he lasted just seven games before packing it in for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Calgary Chinooks AJHL 60 30 34 64
1979-80 Dartmouth Big Green ECAC 31 16 22 38 20
1980-81 Dartmouth Big Green ECAC 24 9 13 22 52
1981-82 HIFK Helsinki Finland 29 15 17 32 58 7 1 4 5 6
1981-82 Canada WJC-A 7 4 1 5 6
1982-83 HIFK Helsinki Finland 36 16 24 40 62 4 2 0 2 12
1983-84 Canada Nat-Tm 56 19 24 43 34
1983-84 Canada Olympics 7 3 3 6 6
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 15 2 5 7 2 -1 6 3 1 4 2
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 74 24 48 72 27 +24 4 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 76 29 29 58 24 +1 9 0 2 2 2
1986-87 Calgary Flames NHL 80 20 36 56 42 -2 6 1 1 2 6
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHL 34 9 21 30 18 +2
1987-88 Hartford Whalers NHL 36 18 20 38 22 -5 6 2 4 6 2
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 34 11 11 22 14 -12
1988-89 New York Rangers NHL 41 21 34 55 45 +1 4 1 2 3 2
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 41 9 17 26 57 +4 10 2 1 3 0
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 45 8 15 23 16 -14
1990-91 Calgary Flames NHL 12 3 3 6 2 +1 7 2 2 4 0
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 42 11 12 23 37 -6
1992-93 Calgary Flames NHL 22 4 7 11 8 +10
1993-1996
1996-97 Manitoba Moose IHL 7 0 4 4 2
NHL Totals 552 169 258 427 314 52 11 13 24 14


Son of Jerry Rights traded to Calgary by Chicago for Denis Cyr, November 8, 1982. Traded to Hartford by Calgary with Neil Sheehy and rights to Lane MacDonald for Dana Murzyn and Shane Churla, January 3, 1988. Traded to NY Rangers by Hartford with Hartford's 5th round choice (Lubos Rob) in 1990 Entry Draft for Brian Lawton, Norm MacIver and Don Maloney, December 26, 1988. Traded to Hartford by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (Michael Nylander) in 1991 Entry Draft for Jody Hull, July 9, 1990. Traded to Calgary by Hartford for Mark Hunter, March 5, 1991.
Suffered eventual career-ending knee injury in game vs. St. Louis, December 4, 1992.