|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Wilson was already a much-traveled coach when he took on the job of the Rockies, having worked in
both the Los Angeles Kings' organization, and the Detroit Red Wings' organization, plus 2 teams in the
So starting fresh was something he was used to, something the Rockies were doing when they arrived
from Kansas City. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as history would have it
with the rest of the Denver years. Under Wilson's leadership, the Rockies were only slightly better than
either of the two seasons that the Scouts have played.
He would go on to fill the Pittsburgh Penguins' job for 3 years with only marginal success. He last held a
coaching job in 1981 with the AHL's Springfield Indians.
He would pass away at the end of 2011 after a long battle with lung disease and colon cancer.
He is the uncle of longtime NHL player and coach Ron Wilson.
|John Edward Wilson
Born: 6.14.29 Kincardine, Ontario
Died: 12.27.11 Livonia, Michigan