Saturday, December 3, 2011
1982 Norris Trophy Winner
Drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft in 1977(6th overall) and he was also picked in the first round of the WHA entry draft (5th overall) by the Indianapolis Racers. Wilson chose to go with the Blackhawks and spent the next 14 seasons anchoring the blueline. Wilson holds the Blackhawks defenseman record for points (779), goals (225) and assist (554). He ranks 5th all time in games played for Chicago with 938. He led the Blackhawks defense in scoring for 10 consecutive seasons (1980-81 thru 1990-91).
He was acquired in 1991 by the expansion San Jose Sharks and was named the first team captain. Wilson retired after the 1992-93 season. In May of 2003 he was hired as the general manager for the Sharks.