College Hockey:
BU’s Colin Wilson Heads for NHL

First-round draft choice signs contract with Nashville Predators

Boston University star and Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalist Colin Wilson signed with the Nashville Predators Friday, forgoing his final two years of eligibility with the Terriers.

Wilson helped Boston University win the National Championship one weekend ago. He finished second in the nation in both points (55) and assists (38). Son of former NHL standout Carey Wilson, the sophomore was selected a First-Team East All-American. The 6-1, 213-pound center was co-Hockey East Scoring Champion, named First-Team All-Hockey East and was selected to the 2009 Frozen Four All-Tournament team in the Terriers run to the title.

Wilson was a first-round draft choice of the Predators in 2008 selected seventh overall.

The fact that Wilson even played his sophomore year with Boston University was a surprise to some. Last summer, after being drafted, Wilson and his father both told the media that if Nashville was ready for him, he would leave college immediately.

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