Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Murray Wilson
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 24 7 11 18 8
1969-70 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 46 24 26 50 48 7 2 2 4 10
1970-71 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 44 26 32 58 36 11 5 2 7 8
1971-72 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 65 11 21 32 30 15 2 7 9 11
1972-73 Montreal Canadiens NHL 52 18 9 27 16 +14 16 2 4 6 6
1973-74 Montreal Canadiens NHL 72 17 14 31 26 +4 5 1 0 1 2
1974-75 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 24 18 42 44 +13 5 0 3 3 4
1975-76 Montreal Canadiens NHL 59 11 24 35 36 +25 12 1 1 2 6
1976-77 Montreal Canadiens NHL 60 13 14 27 26 +25 14 1 6 7 14
1977-78 Montreal Canadiens NHL 12 0 1 1 0 -1
1978-79 Los Angeles Kings NHL 58 11 15 26 14 -7 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 386 94 95 189 162 53 5 14 19 32


Brother of Doug Missed majority of 1977-78 due to spinal fusion surgery, October, 1977. Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal with Montreal's 1st round choice (Jay Wells) in 1979 Entry Draft for Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Gilbert Delorme) in 1981 Entry Draft, October 5, 1978.