Mitchell Wilson
Right Wing
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 2.15.62 Kelowna, British Columbia
How he arrived: Signed as an undrafted free agent, 10.12.82
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 7.24.86
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1984-85
NJ
9
0
2
2
1
21
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
9
0
2
2
1
21
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
A little bit of trivia about Wilson first: he is the first player to wear the number 40 for the Devils, and to date, the only
skater to do so. (3 goalies, Scott Clemmensen, Mike McKenna & Yann Danis, have followed.)

While in the Devils' organization, he was best known for his trips to the penalty box more than anything. In his 3
seasons with the Maine Mariners, he racked up 786 minutes, which included a season in excess of 300... and,
something he made a point to mention, the Calder Cup winning goal in 1984.

While Pens' property, he constantly pushed for 400 in a season playing in the IHL. While with Muskegon, though, he
also became a reliable offensive player.

He would split the 91-92 season with the San Diego Gulls of the IHL and the ECHL's Louisville IceHawks before
retiring. (He actually retired in 1995, after playing a couple seasons in the Pacific Southwest Hockey League.)

Post-retirement, he had become a tugboat captain on the west coast.

In late 2013, he had been diagnosed with ALS. Since then, he has been raising money in various ways to put towards
its research.
Entry Draft: None
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