The Montreal Canadiens used their 1st-round draft pick in 1971 to select Murray Wilson 20th overall from the Ottawa 67's from the Ontario Hockey Association. Wilson played four years of junior hockey, making the 67's as a 16-year-old, where he contributed seven goals and eleven assists in just 24 games.
During a six-year career with the Canadiens, Wilson played on four Stanley Cup winning teams. From an individual perspective, Wilson's best season was 1974-75 when he tallied 24 goals and 18 assists for 41 points in 73 games with Montreal.
The 1978-79 season was the last NHL season for Wilson, who decided to play for the Los Angeles Kings rather than retire. In 58 games he collected eleven goals and 15 assists.
Although Murray has three Stanley Cup rings to his credit, his younger brother, Doug, is much better remembered in hockey circles as one of the top defensemen in the NHL during the 1980s as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.