Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Wilson
Ron Wilson was born May 28, 1955 in Windsor, Ontario. The seventh choice, 132nd overall selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft, Wilson is a graduate of the ECAC's Providence College Friars.

A standout player at Providence, Wilson was a two-time First Team All-Star (1975, 1976), a two-time NCAA East First All-American Team (1975, 1976) and an ECAC Second Team All-Star in 1977. After a stellar collegiate career, Wilson made his professional debut with the CHL's Dallas Black Hawks in the latter stages of the 1976-77 season. In 1977-78 the Windsor, ON native spent the majority of the season in Dallas while playing in 13 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wilson's strong play that year earned him CHL First Team All-Star honours.

Over the next two seasons, Wilson split his time with the Maple Leafs and the AHL's New Brunswick Hawks. After seeing limited action with Toronto during the 1979-80 season, Wilson moved to Switzerland where he would play for the better part of the next eight seasons. In his eight seasons in Switzerland, Wilson continued to put up strong numbers and eventually would sign as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars in the spring of 1985. Wilson went on to play parts of four seasons with the North Stars before ending his playing career in 1988-89 as a player/coach with ZSC Zurich.

Upon the completion of his playing career Wilson became an assistant coach with the IHL's Milwaukee Admirals and Vancouver Canucks (1990-93), before accepting the head coaching position with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993-97), the Washington Capitals (1997-00) before landing the head coaching job with the San Jose Sharks in 2002-03.

On the international stage, Wilson was a member of the U.S. World Championship team in 1975 and 1981.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Providence College ECAC 26 16 22 38
1974-75 Providence College ECAC 27 26 61 87 12
1974-75 United States WEC-A 10 1 2 3 4
1975-76 Providence College ECAC 28 19 47 66 44
1976-77 Providence College ECAC 30 17 42 59 62
1976-77 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 4 1 0 1 2
1977-78 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 2 1 3 0 -5
1977-78 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 67 31 38 69 18
1978-79 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 46 5 12 17 4 -10 3 0 1 1 0
1978-79 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 31 11 21 32 13
1979-80 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 0 2 2 2 -2 3 1 2 3 2
1979-80 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 43 20 43 63 10 14 3 2 5 2
1980-81 EHC Kloten Swiss 38 22 23 45
1980-81 United States WEC-A 8 3 4 7 2
1981-82 HC Davos Swiss 38 24 23 47
1982-83 HC Davos Swiss 36 32 32 64
1982-83 United States WEC-B
1983-84 HC Davos Swiss 36 33 39 72
1984-85 HC Davos Swiss 38 39 62 101
1984-85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 13 4 8 12 2 -1 9 1 6 7 2
1985-86 HC Davos Swiss 27 28 41 69 5 6 2 8
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 11 1 3 4 8 -2 5 2 4 6 4
1986-87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 65 12 29 41 36 -9
1986-87 United States WEC-A 10 1 3 4 12
1987-88 HC Davos Swiss 36 8 24 32 6 2 5 7
1987-88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 24 2 12 14 16 -4
1988-1989 Zurcher SC Swiss-2
1989-1990 Milwaukee Admirals IHL
1990-1993 Vancouver Canucks NHLMGNT
1993-1997 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHLMGNT
1997-2000 Washington Capitals NHLMGNT
NHL Totals 177 26 67 93 68 20 4 13 17 8


Son of Larry
ECAC - Rookie of the Year (1974)
ECAC First All-Star Team (1975, 1976)
ECAC - Player of the Year (1975)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1975, 1976)
ECAC Second All-Star Team (1977)
CHL First All-Star Team (1978)
WEC-B All-Star Team (1983) Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, March 7, 1985.