|Assets:||Has good size for the blueline position, and is capable of playing a physical brand of hockey. The more simple he keeps his game, the more effective he is offensively.|
|Flaws:||Can at times get caught out of position in search of the big hit, which puts his team behind the eight-ball (either with a penalty or scoring chance against). Isn't a natural on offense.|
|Career Potential:||Solid all-round defenseman.|
|OHL||Third All-Star Team||2007-08|
|1/11/2014||Recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL).|
|1/06/2014||Loaned to the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) for conditioning.|
|12/21/2013||Missed 20 games (back injury).|
|11/17/2013||Back injury, injured reserve.|
|11/08/2013||Back injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/12/2013||Missed 4 games (knee injury).|
|9/29/2013||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|4/27/2013||Missed the last 17 regular season games (ankle injury).|
|3/25/2013||Ankle injury, injured reserve.|
|3/24/2013||Missed 4 games (ankle injury).|
|3/19/2013||Ankle injury, injured reserve.|
|3/16/2013||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|3/10/2013||Missed 15 games (ankle injury).|
|2/04/2013||Ankle injury, injured reserve.|
|6/25/2012||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a three-year contract.|
|1/24/2012||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|1/06/2012||Missed 13 games (head injury).|
|12/13/2011||Head injury, injured reserve.|
|12/08/2011||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|7/10/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|4/03/2011||Missed 4 games (knee injury).|
|3/26/2011||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|11/15/2010||Missed 5 games (leg injury).|
|11/04/2010||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|3/31/2010||Missed 5 games (mild concussion).|
|3/21/2010||Mild concussion, day-to-day.|
|1/28/2010||Missed 2 games (head injury).|
|1/19/2010||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|10/12/2009||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|9/21/2009||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|3/04/2009||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|3/04/2009||Re-assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|9/26/2008||Assigned to Quad City (AHL).|
|7/01/2008||Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|9/12/2007||Invited by the Philadelphia Flyers to training camp.|
|9/18/2006||Assigned to Mississauga (OHL).|
|9/16/2006||Invited to training camp by the St. Louis Blues.|
|3/04/2009||Colorado Avalanche traded Jordan Leopold to the Calgary Flames for Lawrence Nycholat, Ryan Wilson and a 2nd round selection in 2009.|
|7/01/2008||Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
Ryan Wilson will replace Barrie for Game 4 | 04/22/2014 2:13 PM
NewsAvalanche coach Patrick Roy has confirmed that Ryan Wilson will play in Game 4 of their first round series against Minnesota.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactWilson had six assists in 28 games in 2013-14. He is replacing Tyson Barrie, who is out four-to-six weeks with an MCL injury.
Ryan Wilson or Elliott set to play in Game 4 | 04/22/2014 8:53 AM
NewsRyan Wilson may suit up in Game 4 for Colorado now that Tyson Barrie is injured.
ImpactCoach Patrick Roy said that either Wilson or Stefan Elliott would play because Barrie is out for four to six weeks with an MCL injury.
Avs have been using Ryan Wilson up front | 04/09/2014 9:19 AM
NewsRyan Wilson has dressed in Colorado's last three games.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch for 17 consecutive matches before getting back into the lineup. The Avalanche have been using him as a forward on the fourth line of late because of injuries.
Colorado continues to sit D Ryan Wilson | 04/02/2014 11:56 AM
NewsRyan Wilson was a healthy scratch for a 16th straight game on Tuesday.
ImpactHe hasn't played since Feb. 26. In 22 games with the Avalanche this season, Wilson has five assists and a plus-4 rating.
Ryan Wilson rejoins Colorado | 01/11/2014 4:46 PM
NewsRyan Wilson has been called up from the AHL.
ImpactHe was in the minors on a conditioning assignment, but Tyson Barrie has a shoulder injury and Nick Holden's wife is in labor, so he's back in the NHL ahead of schedule. Wilson has four assists in 13 games with Colorado this year.
Wilson gets plenty of ice time in return | 12/28/2013 1:16 PM
NewsRyan Wilson received plenty of ice time against the Blackhawks Friday night in his return to action.
ImpactWilson, who had not played in a game since November 6th due to a back injury, was on the ice for 21:25, second most on the team. He also skated on the team's power-play unit and took a number of shifts on the penalty kill. For his part, Wilson wasn't trying to do too much after missing seven weeks of games. "I just try and play my game, whatever I think I need to do that night," Wilson said. "Not do too much. Coming back from an injury like this, I'm going to be a little nervous and everything is going to be moving pretty quick but the thing is you have to keep it simple and play your game and just enjoy it." Wilson is only rosterable in the deepest of hockey pools.
Ryan Wilson will stay in press box Monday | 12/23/2013 7:47 AM
NewsRyan Wilson will remain a healthy scratch on Monday.
ImpactColorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy likes how his team is playing lately and consequently isn't prepared to shake up the lines to accommodate Wilson's return from a back injury. It wouldn't be surprising to see him play on Friday after the Christmas break.
Ryan Wilson a healthy scratch Saturday | 12/22/2013 9:47 AM
NewsRyan Wilson was taken off the injured reserve list and was a healthy scratch Saturday.
ImpactCoach Patrick Roy will have to decide on Monday whether to put Wilson back in the lineup. He has been out with a back injury and has not played since November 6. He has four assists in 10 games.
Ryan Wilson (back) could return Saturday | 12/20/2013 10:55 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (back) might be available for Saturday's game against Los Angeles.
ImpactHe sat out for a 20th consecutive time on Thursday night because of a back injury. Wilson has been kept out to work on his conditioning.
Ryan Wilson (back) won't play Tuesday night | 12/17/2013 7:52 AM
NewsRyan Wilson won't return Tuesday from his back injury after all.
ImpactHe sat out for an 18th consecutive game Monday and he won't travel with the team for Tuesday's rematch against Dallas. Wilson might not be available for Thursday's contest versus Edmonton either. The Avalanche are being patient with Wilson, so consider him day-to-day.
Ryan Wilson (back) set to return on Tuesday | 12/16/2013 11:09 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (back) is slated to return to action Tuesday when the Avalanche play Dallas.
ImpactThat means he won't be back in the lineup Monday night when Colorado hosts the Stars in the first game of the home-and-home series. Wilson has been sidelined since Nov. 6 because of a back injury.
Ryan Wilson (back) won't return Saturday | 12/14/2013 3:59 PM
NewsRyan Wilson won't return from his back injury on Saturday.
ImpactAvalanche coach Patrick Roy wants Wilson to get in some more practice time before he gets back into the lineup. He hasn't played since early November, but he is healthy enough to return now.
Ryan Wilson healthy to play Saturday | 12/14/2013 11:59 AM
NewsRyan Wilson has recovered to the point of being able to return to action Saturday against the Wild.
Adrian Dater Twitter
ImpactThe question is will he suit up? Avalanche coach Patrick Roy is going to have to choose two defensemen from Nick Holden, Tyson Barrie and Wilson to play against Minnesota. Our guess is that Wilson sits out one more game.
Ryan Wilson will probably return on Saturday | 12/11/2013 5:27 PM
NewsRyan Wilson (back) is projected to return on Saturday.
ImpactWilson was able to participate in Wednesday's practice without experiencing any back pains. He has been sidelined since Nov. 6.
Ryan Wilson nearing Avalanche return | 12/08/2013 9:36 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (back) should return to the Avalanche's lineup in the near future.
ImpactWilson hasn't played since Nov. 6, but is day-to-day at this point. He has four assists in 10 games this season.
Ryan Wilson (back) works hard on Monday | 12/02/2013 5:29 PM
NewsRyan Wilson (back) skated hard on Monday with assistant coaches Tim Army and Adam Foote.
ImpactHe broke a pane of glass with a shot, which suggests that his ailing back is getting better. Wilson is still on injured reserve and coach Patrick Roy said a week ago that he doesn't expect the defenseman to be available until about next Monday (Dec. 9).
Ryan Wilson may be out until early December | 11/25/2013 5:33 PM
NewsColorado coach Patrick Roy doesn't think Ryan Wilson (back) will be available until approximately Dec. 9.
ImpactIn 10 games this season, Wilson has four assists and 20 hits.
Avalanche place Ryan Wilson on IR | 11/18/2013 11:24 AM
NewsColorado placed Ryan Wilson (back) on injured reserve Sunday.
ImpactHe's retroactive to Nov. 6. Wilson has been limited to 10 appearances this season
Ryan Wilson (back) will miss at least 2 weeks | 11/08/2013 1:45 PM
NewsRyan Wilson (back) is expected to be out for a minimum of two weeks.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactWilson has four assists in 10 games this season. He also missed time this season because of a knee problem.
Ryan Wilson (back) is doubtful for Friday | 11/07/2013 4:01 PM
NewsRyan Wilson is doubtful to play Friday because of a back injury.
ImpactHe was scheduled to see a doctor Thursday afternoon to get a better idea of what he's dealing with. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Ryan Wilson will return to action Saturday | 10/12/2013 2:02 PM
NewsRyan Wilson, who has not played this season due to a knee injury, will return to the Colorado lineup Saturday night against the Capitals.
ImpactHe doesn't offer much of anything as a fantsasy player but Wilson is a very good NHL defenseman. That should keep him in the Avs' lineup.
Ryan Wilson (knee) could return Saturday | 10/10/2013 11:28 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (knee) is getting close to returning.
ImpactHowever, he likely won't be ready to play until Saturday at the earliest. When he's ready to return the Avalanche will probably send Nick Holden to the AHL.
Ryan Wilson (knee) is close to returning | 10/07/2013 2:53 PM
NewsRyan Wilson (knee) took part in another full practice Monday and coach Patrick Roy said the Avalanche defenseman is close to coming off injured reserve.
ImpactWhen he returns Nate Guenin or Nick Holden, who are both playing on two-way contracts, could be sent to the minors. They both have to clear waivers to be reassigned. Wilson was limited to just 12 games last season
Avs target Oct. 12 for Ryan Wilson's return | 10/01/2013 8:02 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (knee) skated on his own Sunday and will start the season on Colorado's injured list.
ImpactCoach Patrick Roy said the team is targeting Oct. 12, when the Avalanche play in Washington, for Wilson's return to action.
Ryan Wilson (knee) might miss season opener | 09/17/2013 4:45 PM
NewsRyan Wilson is questionable for Colorado's season opener after sustaining a knee injury on Sunday.
ImpactWilson was limited to just 12 contests in 2013 due to ankle problems. The Colorado Avalanche are hopeful that Wilson might be able to return in a couple weeks.
Ryan Wilson won't return this season | 04/26/2013 5:36 PM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) will not play in Colorado's remaining two games.
ImpactWilson was limited to just 12 games this season. "He's a big part of the team on the back end and we've missed him," Sacco said. "He can play against top lines against the other team and he plays hard minutes - a good versatile player who kills penalties and a guy the other team has to know when he's on the ice. That was a big loss, sitting him out most of the year. You hate to use that an excuse, but he would have helped." From a fantasy perspective, Wilson's value is limited. He has 61 points and 145 penalty minutes in 199 career NHL games.
Ryan Wilson will not return Friday | 04/19/2013 9:39 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) isn't expected to return on Friday.
ImpactWilson hasn't played since March 24. He has three assists and eight penalty minutes in 12 games in 2013.
Ryan Wilson (ankle) might be done for 2013 | 04/18/2013 9:50 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) didn't take part in Wednesday's optional practice.
ImpactAt this point, Wilson might be done for the season. He has three assists in just 12 games in 2013.
Ryan Wilson doubtful for Monday's tilt | 04/08/2013 5:35 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) and Milan Hejduk (shoulder) are both doubtful Monday.
ImpactBoth players are on injured reserve and may not play again this season. Wilson was the Avs best defenseman when he was in the lineup and hopefully that bodes well for next season. Stay tuned.
Avalanche place Ryan Wilson on IR | 03/26/2013 4:49 PM
NewsColorado Avalanche place Ryan Wilson (ankle) on injured reserve.
ImpactWilson has played only twice since Feb. 2 due to an ankle injury and could miss the rest of the season. He has no more fantasy value at this point.
Ryan Wilson could be done for the season | 03/25/2013 6:09 AM
NewsRyan Wilson played 12:44 minutes on his return to action Sunday but suffered another injury to his ankle and could be done for the season.
ImpactIt has not been a good season for Wilson who had been the Avs best defenseman when he was in the lineup. He had played only twice since Feb. 2 and had re-injured his ankle both times. It is time to drop him in yearly pools as there are only five weeks left in the NHL season.
| 03/25/2013 1:59 AM
NewsRyan Wilson was activated from the IL on Sunday March 24.
Avalanche put Ryan Wilson on injured reserve | 03/19/2013 6:07 PM
NewsColorado Avalanche place Ryan Wilson (ankle) on injured reserve.
Avalanche on Twitter
ImpactThe move is retroactive to March 14, which means Wilson is eligible to return for Saturday's game against Dallas. Wilson has already missed two games with the ailment and will miss at least one more. Owners who picked up Wilson in deeper leagues will want to keep him on the bench for the time being.
Ryan Wilson misses second game in a row | 03/19/2013 7:25 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) missed Monday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
ImpactIt was the second game in a row that the blueliner sat out as he played three games after returning from the ankle injury that had kept him out of action since Feb. 2. He has apparently re-injured his ankle so consider him day-to-day for now.
| 03/11/2013 1:57 AM
NewsRyan Wilson was activated from the IL on Sunday March 10.
Ryan Wilson (ankle) might play Friday | 03/08/2013 9:00 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) might be able to return on Friday.
ImpactWilson was also a possibility for Wednesday's contest, but he ended up missing the game. He has been sidelined since Feb. 2.
Ryan Wilson skates again in practice | 03/04/2013 8:15 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) could be back in the Colorado lineup Wednesday.
ImpactWilson has yet to be cleared for contact but that should happen over the next couple of days barring any setback. Wilson was the Avs top blueliner before his injury after eight games this season as he had three assists to lead the way. Stay tuned.
Ryan Wilson participates in part of practice | 03/02/2013 2:37 PM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) was involved in part of Saturday's practice.
ImpactUntil recently, Wilson hadn't been skating. He was wearing a non-contact jersey on Saturday.
Ryan Wilson hasn't resumed skating | 02/28/2013 9:48 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) isn't ready to start skating yet.
ImpactWilson has already missed nearly a month due to the injury. He has three assists in eight games this season.
Ryan Wilson isn't traveling with Avalanche | 02/22/2013 3:20 PM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) won't travel with the Colorado Avalanche on their upcoming road trip.
ImpactThat means Wilson will miss at least three more games. He hasn't played since Feb. 2.
Ryan Wilson still unable to skate | 02/21/2013 8:10 AM
NewsRyan Wilson (ankle) has yet to start skating.
ImpactWilson suffered the injury on February 2 and is not close to returning. Wilson was the Avs best defenseman in the early going with three assists and a plus-six rating in eight games. Consider him out indefinitely rather than day-to-day.
Ryan Wilson isn't eligible to play Wednesday | 02/06/2013 12:48 PM
NewsRyan Wilson (leg) has been placed on the injured reserve list by the Colorado Avalanche.
ImpactWilson has three points in eight games this season. The move is retroactive Feb. 2, but he won't be eligible to play Wednesday.
Ryan Wilson is out indefinitely | 02/04/2013 8:32 AM
NewsThe Denver Post is reporting that defenseman Ryan Wilson is out indefinitely with an ankle injury.
ImpactWilson was injured when he got tangled up with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on Saturday. Look for Tyson Barrie or Shane O'Brien to take his spot on the blueline Monday.
Ryan Wilson suffers leg injury in victory | 02/03/2013 11:13 AM
NewsAvalanche defenseman Ryan Wilson suffered an apparent leg injury during Saturday's 3-1 win over Edmonton.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactWilson apparently got tangled up with the Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in front of the Colorado goal and wrenched his leg. The severity of the injury is not known as of yet, but an update on his status is expected on Sunday.
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|Points||21||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Col)|
|Penalty Minutes||68||2010-11 (Col)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2010-11 (Col)|
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