Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Landon Wilson
Landon Wilson was originally taken 19th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. But at the 1994 Draft on June 24, his rights were traded with Wendel Clark, Sylvain Lefebvre, and a 1st-round draft pick to the Québec Nordiques for Mats Sundin, Garth Butcher, Todd Warriner, and a 1st-round draft pick.

Wilson played Junior A hockey with the California Kings and the Dubuque Saints. In 1993-94, he enrolled at the University of North Dakota and scored 33 points as a WCHA freshman. That season, he paced the league with 147 penalty minutes. In 1994-95, Wilson scored 23 points in 31 games. He then turned pro with the AHL's Cornwall Aces and scored eight points in eight regular-season games. In the playoffs, he scored seven points in 13 games. In 1995-96, Wilson scored 21 goals and 34 points as a pro rookie.

On November 29, 1995, he made his NHL debut with the Colorado Avalanche with a goal against the Devils. In 1996-97, after nine games with the Avalanche, Wilson was traded on November 22 with Anders Myrvold to the Boston Bruins for a 1st-round draft pick. He scored 17 points in 40 games with the Bruins as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in 30 years. In 1997-98, he played 28 games for the Bruins as the team improved 30 points to get back into the playoffs. Wilson played one post-season game that spring. In 1998-99, he played 22 regular-season games and eight playoff games as the team reached the second round. In 1999-00, he played 40 games for the Bruins.

On July 7, 2000, he signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes. That season, he joined the NHL ranks full time and scored 18 goals, 31 points and 127 hits in 70 games before injuries limited the former first rounder to a mere 47 games in 2001-02 and 31 games in 2002-03. After beginning the 2003-04 season in Phoenix, Wilson was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins in February of 2004 for future considerations.

On the international stage, Wilson represented the U.S. at the 1995 World Junior Championships and the 2001 World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 California Jr. Kings WSJHL 38 50 42 92 135
1992-93 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 43 29 36 65 284
1993-94 University of North Dakota WCHA 35 18 15 33 147
1994-95 University of North Dakota WCHA 31 7 16 23 141
1994-95 United States WJC-A 7 3 2 5 37
1994-95 Cornwall Aces AHL 8 4 4 8 25 +1 13 3 4 7 68
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 7 1 0 1 6 +3
1995-96 Cornwall Aces AHL 53 21 13 34 154 -7 8 1 3 4 22
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 9 1 2 3 23 +1
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 40 7 10 17 49 -6
1996-97 Providence Bruins AHL 2 2 1 3 2 0 10 3 4 7 16
1997-98 Boston Bruins NHL 28 1 5 6 7 +3 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Providence Bruins AHL 42 18 10 28 146 -14
1998-99 Boston Bruins NHL 22 3 3 6 17 0 8 1 1 2 8
1998-99 Providence Bruins AHL 48 31 22 53 89 +9 11 7 1 8 19
1999-00 Boston Bruins NHL 40 1 3 4 18 -6
1999-00 Providence Bruins AHL 17 5 5 10 45 -2 9 2 3 5 38
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 70 18 13 31 92 +3
2000-01 United States WC-A 9 1 1 2 4 -1
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 47 7 12 19 46 +4 4 0 0 0 12
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 2 2 1 3 2 +3
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 31 6 8 14 26 +1
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 35 1 3 4 16 -3
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 19 5 1 6 31 0
2004-05 Blues Espoo Finland 37 8 11 19 80
2005-06 HC Davos Swiss 36 27 14 41 142 11 5 3 8 40
2006-07 HC Lugano Swiss 35 20 11 31 67 6 3 2 5 12
2007-08 HC Lugano Swiss 30 13 7 20 67 3 4 0 4 2
2008-09 Dallas Stars NHL 27 2 6 8 21 +5
2008-09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 15 8 7 15 37 +2
2009-10 Texas Stars AHL 11 4 1 5 11 -7 19 1 6 7 20
NHL Totals 375 53 66 119 352 13 1 1 2 20


Son of Rick
WCHA Rookie of the Year (1994)
AHL First All-Star Team (1999)
Traded to Quebec by Toronto with Wendel Clark, Sylvain Lefebvre and Toronto's 1st round choice (Jeffrey Kealty) in 1994 Entry Draft for Mats Sundin, Garth Butcher, Todd Warriner and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington - Washington selected Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994 Entry Draft, June 28, 1994. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Boston by Colorado with Anders Myrvold for Boston's 1st round choice (Robyn Regehr) in 1998 Entry Draft, November 22, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 7, 2000.
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to eye injury vs. Washington, December 13, 2002. Traded to Pittsburgh by Phoenix for future considerations, February 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), June 23, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), August 31, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), July 17, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 3, 2008. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to various injuries.