Sport Colin Wilson announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

11:35  06 january  2021
11:35  06 january  2021 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

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Colin Wilson retired from the NHL on Tuesday after 11 seasons . The 31-year-old center scored 286 points (113 goals, 173 assists) in 632 games for the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche, and 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) in 65 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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A few months ago, Colin Wilson released a long, emotional piece in The Players’ Tribune, detailing his battle with addiction and a recent diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It was a brutally honest look at the mental health struggles of many athletes and ended with this:

a close up of a man wearing a uniform: Colin Wilson is hanging up his skates for good. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Colin Wilson is hanging up his skates for good.

"And like I said, I don’t know if I’ll be back out on the ice anytime soon. But I know that, no matter what the future holds for me, I did it. I played in the NHL. I lived my dream. And I fought through hell to make a career for myself. My name might not be on the Stanley Cup, and that’s fine. Because I know there is an opportunity ahead of me to not just leave my mark on the game of hockey, but also on lives all across the world.

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Colin Wilson , who played 11 seasons with the Colorado Rockies and Nashville Predators as part of a three-generation NHL family, announced his retirement Tuesday. Wilson scored 113 goals and had 173 assists in 632 regular- season games. He added 17 goals and 16 assists in 65 playoff games.

Forward Colin Wilson announced his retirement from the NHL after 11 seasons on Tuesday. Wilson , 31, was the No. 7 overall selection of the Predators in the 2008 NHL Draft. Wilson played just nine games in the 2019-20 season with the Avalanche before undergoing double hip surgery.

"I don’t want to pretend like I have it all figured out, because I don’t. I’m still learning as I go. But what I do know comes from what I went through. So if you’re going through it, remember this:

"Be kind to yourself, to your mind.

"Have patience with your soul, your body.

"And know that you don’t have to do it alone."

On Tuesday, he has at least figured out what the future will not hold. Wilson has retired after 11 NHL seasons, explaining that though it is a bittersweet moment to leave hockey behind, he’s excited for what will come next in his life.

Originally selected seventh overall by the Nashville Predators in 2008, Wilson made it to the NHL by the 2009-10 season and never looked back. A solid middle-six contributor, he reached a career-high of 20 goals and 42 points in 2014-15. In 632 career games, he scored 286 points, helping his team reach the playoffs on eight different occasions.

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Colin Wilson , who played 11 seasons with the Colorado Rockies and Nashville Predators as part of a threegeneration NHL family, announced his retirement It is very bittersweet to retire as I leave my childhood passion behind but look forward to what comes next. Wilson played his final game on Oct.

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Though his career likely didn’t burn as bright as some expected after his dominant performances at Boston University, Wilson can still say he was a very good NHL player. Wish him well in the next chapter of his life and hope that the honesty he showed in October can continue to guide him.

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