July 5, 1957|
Ottawa, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Chicago Black Hawks
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||6th overall, 1977
Chicago Black Hawks
|WHA Draft||5th overall, 1977
Douglas Frederick Wilson (born July 5, 1957 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman that played in National Hockey League and the current general manager of the San Jose Sharks.
Wilson was drafted by both the Chicago Black Hawks with the 6th overall pick in the 1977 NHL Draft and the Indianapolis Racers with the 5th overall pick in the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft.
Wilson played 14 seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks and was then acquired by the San Jose Sharks before the Sharks first season. He played 2 seasons with the Sharks and brought credibility and respect to the young franchise before announcing at the Sharks training camp during the 1993-94 NHL season that he was going to retire from professional hockey.
He was inducted into the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame in September 1999. He replaced Dean Lombardi when he was hired as general manager of the San Jose Sharks on May 13, 2003. His brother Murray Wilson also played professional hockey in the NHL and won four Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens.
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