Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rik Wilson
When most California teens were out surfing the waves, Rik Wilson had transplanted himself to Kingston, Ontario where he was playing for the Junior A Canadiens of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League. After three successful years in junior, the St. Louis Blues in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft selected Wilson in the 1st round, 20th overall.

In his rookie season with the Blues, Wilson suited up for 48 games, scoring three goals and 18 assists. He also appeared in nine playoff games, gathering three assists.

The St. Louis coaching staff had expected the 1982-83 season would be an offensive breakout year for Wilson, but in 56 games he managed just three goals and 11 assists. The next two years produced season point totals of 18 and 24, certainly lower than the Blues had expected.

Late in the 1985-86 season he was moved to the Calgary Flames, but his fortunes did not measurably improve there, either. He appeared in just two games in a Calgary uniform.

The next stop for Wilson was the Windy City. He appeared in 14 games with the Blackhawks, but did not fit in with the team's style of play.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Kingston Legionnaires Minor-ON 44 18 33 51
1979-80 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 67 15 38 53 75 3 1 3 4 2
1980-81 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 68 30 70 100 108 13 1 9 10 18
1980-81 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 4 1 1 2 2
1981-82 Kingston Canadians OHL 16 9 10 19 38
1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 3 18 21 24 -10 9 0 3 3 14
1982-83 St. Louis Blues NHL 56 3 11 14 50 -10
1982-83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 4 0 0 0 0
1983-84 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 7 11 18 53 +4 11 0 0 0 9
1983-84 Montana Magic CHL 6 0 3 3 2
1984-85 St. Louis Blues NHL 51 8 16 24 39 +14 2 0 1 1 0
1984-85 Flint Generals IHL 29 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 2 0 0 0 0
1985-86 St. Louis Blues NHL 32 0 4 4 48 -9
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +2
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 8 3 3 6 2
1985-86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 13 4 5 9 11
1986-87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 45 8 13 21 109 5 1 3 4 20
1987-88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 14 4 5 9 6 +4
1987-88 Saginaw Hawks IHL 33 4 5 9 105
1988-89 EC VSV Villach Austria 45 17 43 60 110
1989-90 ESV Kaufbeuren W.Ger-2 9 2 7 9 44
1989-90 Peoria Rivermen IHL 15 1 4 5 34
1990-91 EC VSV Villach Austria 44 13 45 58 140
1990-91 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 2 0 0 0 4
1991-92 HC Auronzo Italy-2 24 13 22 35 80
1992-93 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 2 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 251 25 65 90 220 22 0 4 4 23


OMJHL First All-Star Team (1981) Traded to Calgary by St. Louis with Joe Mullen and Terry Johnson for Eddy Beers, Charlie Bourgeois and Gino Cavallini, February 1, 1986. Traded to Chicago by Calgary for Tom McMurchy, March 11, 1986. Signed as free agent by St. Louis July 19, 1989.
Played w/ RHI's St. Louis Vipers in 1993 (13-14-17-31-41); 1994 (10-9-14-23-43); 1995 (16-7-23-30-49) and 1996 (16-5-21-26-29).