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Happy Birthday To Greenwich’s Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson turns 25 on Monday.
Colin Wilson turns 25 on Monday. Photo Credit:

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Greenwich’s Colin Wilson.

Wilson, who has owned a home in Greenwich, turns 25 on Monday. The hockey player was born Oct. 20, 1989, in Greenwich.

Wilson started his career playing with the U.S. National Development Team Program and Boston University.

He was selected in the first round, seventh overall, by the Nashville Predators in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

He was recognized as one of the best players in NCAA Division I with his election to the Hobey Hat Trick, to win the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.

He was also awarded New England's college hockey Rookie of the Year, as well as Hockey East Rookie of the Year.

He was the only roster player never to have played a game in the NHL to be selected to represent Team USA at the 2009 IIHF World Championships in Bern/Kloten, Switzerland.

He made his NHL debut with the Predators on Oct. 12, 2009.

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