Former Norman Northstar Brent Wilson is on the move again in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, involved in a four-player swap between the OCN Blizzard, where Wilson spent most of last season, and the Steinbach Pistons, formerly the Beausejour Blades.
The playing rights of Wilson, a 19-year-old defenceman from Norway House, and the MJHL list rights of 17-year-old defenceman Landon Hall went to the Pistons for the playing rights of 18-year-old defenceman Colin Fay and 19-year-old forward Tyler Bertholet.
In 50 games last year, Wilson had 11 goals and 26 assists. His goal total was the highest by a defenceman on the Blizzard and the fourth-highest among blueliners in the MJHL.
Wilson joined the Blizzard in deal last November, traded for 18-year-old Jordan Smith and the MJHL list rights of 17-year-old forward Robbie Lazo.
That trade was the second involving Wilson since the 2008-2009 season started. Before landing with the Blizzard, Wilson was traded with forward Kevin Braun and fellow blueliner Gii Kakegabon from Portage to Beausejour for defenceman Derek Robinson. Also included in that deal was Michael Ferland, as the Terriers sent his MJHL list rights to the Blades for the rights to forward Cole Brunet.
Wilson started the season with the Portage Terriers, where he had five goals, four assists and 11 penalty minutes in 15 games.
Wilson was the winner of the MJHL's Husky Energy Rookie Award for September, when he had five points (two goals and three assists) in seven games.
Wilson spent the 2007-2008 hockey season with the Norman Northstars of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League, leading the team in scoring and being named to the league's East Division all-star team.