BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, announce today that solid two-way defenseman Tyson Wilson has joined the Beast ahead of the 2017-18 ECHL season.
Wilson, a native of Brockville, Ontario, just completed his first professional season as a member of the ECHL’s Tulsa Oilers. In 55 games played, the 6’1” defenseman accounted for three goals and 13 assists for 16 points, while adding 30 penalty minutes.
Playing on an American Hockey League contract, he also appeared in three games for the Oilers’ AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, and did not record a point.
He did, however, earn plenty of points during his NCAA career at Robert Morris University between the 2011-12 and 2015-16 seasons. The 203-lb lefty was a standout on the blue line and appeared in 145 total games, scoring 11 goals while adding 68 assists.
He served as the team’s captain during his final year of university eligibility in 2015-16 and hit his stride, scoring twice and adding 25 helpers for 27 points in only 38 games played.
His strong senior year resulted in several impressive accolades. Not only did he lead his team to an Atlantic Hockey Conference regular season title, he was also named to the Second All-Conference Team as well as the Lowes Senior Class All-American Second Team.
A self-described two-way defenseman who can be reliable at both ends of the ice, Wilson heard nothing but good things about the Beast organization and decided to join the club ahead of the 2017-18 ECHL season.
“I’m thrilled to come and play in Brampton,” Wilson said.
“The Montreal Canadiens have always been my favourite hockey team, so that’s a nice perk to play for their ECHL affiliate. It’s close to home for me and I’m familiar with the territory and I’ve heard nothing but great things about the organization and about Coach Chaulk.”
Beast Head Coach Colin Chaulk has heard a lot about Wilson as well and is impressed with the young 25-year-old’s resume.
“Tyson Wilson was on a two-way deal with Manitoba last year and the captain at Robert Morris (NCAA),” Chaulk said.
“He has been on our radar for a little over a year now. He’s someone who moves the puck really well and can play on the power play. He has leadership abilities and is hard working and fits the culture we’re trying to build here. We’re excited to have him.”
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