|Born||April 5, 1983 (1983-04-05) (age 27),
Sturgeon Lake, MN, USA
|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Clay Daniel Wilson (born April 5, 1983 in Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota) is a professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Clay Wilson played collegiate hockey for Michigan Tech from 2001 until 2005. After the 2004–05 collegiate season ended, he turned professional with the Muskegon Fury of the UHL. He played parts of two seasons with Muskegon before joining the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. After the 2005–06 season, he was signed as a free agent by the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL. He played for the Ducks' AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates before being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL in November 2007.
Wilson made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets on March 25, 2008, against the Nashville Predators. He scored his first NHL goal and assist on March 26, 2008 in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks, earning him first star honors in only his second NHL game. On January 14, 2009, Wilson was traded by the Blue Jackets, along with a 6th round draft pick, to the Atlanta Thrashers for Jason Williams.
Clay signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers on July 2, 2009. Wilson was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, for the majority of the 2009–10 season before making his Panthers debut on April 3, 2010 against the New York Rangers. Although appearing in only two NHL games, Clay scored an impressive 60 points in 75 games with the Americans to be named to the AHL's Second All-Star Team.
|2005–06||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||60||10||27||37||40||16||0||3||3||8|
|2007–08||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||7||1||1||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||5||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|