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Clay Wilson
Born April 5, 1983 (1983-04-05) (age 27),

Sturgeon Lake, MN, USA

Height

Weight

6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)

Position Defense
Shoots Left

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.


Playing careerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2][3]

Clay signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers on July 2, 2009.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Michigan Tech WCHA 38 4 8 12 18
2002–03 Michigan Tech WCHA 38 8 17 25 37
2003–04 Michigan Tech WCHA 37 2 11 13 22
2004–05 Michigan Tech WCHA 35 3 4 7 42
2004–05 Muskegon Fury UHL 14 3 3 6 2 17 0 2 2 8
2005–06 Muskegon Fury UHL 13 3 9 12 9
2005–06 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 60 10 27 37 40 16 0 3 3 8
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 79 9 34 43 52
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 14 3 5 8 6
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 57 11 28 39 29 13 2 5 7 4
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 7 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Syracuse Crunch AHL 33 8 12 20 6
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 5 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 37 6 19 25 10
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Rochester Americans AHL 75 14 46 60 58 7 2 0 2 22
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 16 1 2 3 2

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