The Nashville Predators have signed restricted free agent center Colin Wilson to a four-year deal worth $15.75 million, the team’s President of Hockey Operations and general manager David Poile announced on Monday.
The 25-year-old Wilson, who was the Predators’ first round pick in the 2008 draft and the seventh overall selection, is coming off career-highs last season of 20 goals and 42 points.
The team confirmed the signing and the terms of the deal, which will pay Wilson, who is from Greenwich, Connecticut, about $4 million per season. Just two days ago, there were reports Wilson was asking for $4.25 million per year while the Predators were only willing to give $3 million annually.
Wilson comes from a family of NHL players. He is the son of former NHL player Carey Wilson and grandson of former NHL player Jerry Wilson.
Wilson will be entering his seventh NHL season with Nashville. For his career, he has accumulated 178 points (77 goals and 101 assists) in 368 regular season games. In postseason play, Colins has 7 points (6 goals and 1 assist) in 19 playoff games.
Wilson represented the United States ice hockey national team since 2006 as part of both the youth and senior squads. In nine international games as part of the senior NT in the 2009 world championships, he contributed 2 assists.