Monday, March 15, 2010

USHL Prospect Report-Connor WIlson

Connor Wilson (CHI) has been on quite a hot streak lately. The goalie from Cary, North Carolina has 3 wins in his last 5 games posting a 1.80 GAA and a .936 SV% in those five games. He earned USHL goaltender of the week for the weekend of March 3rd. The buzz is certainly building around this kid.

Wilson is a great talent who is just getting settled into the USHL. Connor started the season off as the back-up to 4 year USHL vet and Steel assistant captain Nick Pisellini but took over the starting job midway through the year. After that, he's cruised to a 12-7 record with a 2.93 GAA and .902 SV%  in 23 appearances. Wilson has adjusted suprisingly well for a first year goalie and has earned the trust of Chicago coach Steve Poapst. Wilson knows when to come out and challenge, but when he does, he's always square to the shooter. He also does a great job of anticipating the cross-slot pass on odd-man rushes which makes him almost impossible to score on the odd-man rushes and has opposing coaches in fits.

Wilson doesn't currently have a college commitment, but expect that to change. His play of late and the fact that in his first year of USHL hockey he took a starting spot from a 4 year USHL veteran will certainly help his case. I'm guessing, and this is just a guess, that he will come back and play another year for the Steel. If you have any valid information on Wilson's future with the Steel, please leave a comment.

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