Rangers, Wilson agree to contract terms

Forward had impressive year in final junior season with Niagara of OHL

Thursday, 05.12.2011 / 4:14 PM / News
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New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Jason Wilson.

Wilson, 21, skated in 64 games with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season, registering 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points, along with 94 penalty minutes and a plus-20 rating.  He established career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, and plus/minus rating.

He also recorded a career-high, 10 multi-point performances, including three, three-point efforts.  Wilson posted 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) and a plus-15 rating in a 16-game span from December 10 at Sudbury to January 28 at Plymouth.

Forward Jason Wilson, who played as an overage junior with the OHL's Niagara IceDogs in 2010-11, tuned up for the season with the Rangers team at the Traverse City (Mich.) Prospects Tournament.
In addition, Wilson tallied career-highs with five goals and seven assists for 12 points, along with 19 penalty minutes in 14 playoff contests.  He tied for the team lead in penalty minutes, third on Niagara in power play goals (two), fourth in goals, and fifth in points and assists.

Wilson tied for the team lead with eight points (three, five assists) in five games to help lead Niagara to a 4-1 series victory vs. Oshawa in their OHL Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup.  He notched his first career playoff goal in a 5-1 win vs. Brampton on March 29 in Game Three of their first round series.

The 6-3, 208-pounder has skated in 162 career OHL contests with London, Owen Sound and Niagara, registering 47 goals and 48 assists for 95 points, along with 299 penalty minutes and a plus-16 rating.  Wilson has registered 29 fights in his three OHL seasons.  In 2009-10, he ranked second on Owen Sound with six power play goals and 101 penalty minutes.

He tallied a career-high, four points (one goal, three assists) at Oshawa on December 20, 2009, and notched his first career hat trick vs. Sarnia on December 14, 2008 as a rookie.  Wilson made his OHL debut with London on September 17, 2008 at Saginaw, and recorded his first career point with a goal on November 7, 2008 vs. Oshawa.

The Richmond Hill, Ontario native was originally the Rangers fifth round choice, 130th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.