Brian Willsie

Player Facts
  • Position
    RW
  • Height
    6'1" / 185 cm
  • Weight
    196 lbs / 89 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Status
    Retired

Willsie was a tough offensive player with good two-way skills. He was a hard worker with a great attitude and a versatile player who could be used in a variety of roles. Despite often being used as a winger, Willsie could play all forward positions. His primary asset was a strong shot which combined with good goal-scorer's instincts made him a reliable finisher. (Matias Strozyk, 2012)

Team Staff profile of Brian Willsie also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1993-94 Belmont Bombers OHA-D 13 9 5 14 14 |
1994-95 St. Thomas Stars WOHL 45 35 47 82 47 |
1995-96 Guelph Storm OHL 65 13 21 34 18 | Playoffs 16 4 2 6 6
1996-97 Guelph Storm OHL 64 37 31 68 37 | Playoffs 18 15 4 19 10
1997-98 Guelph Storm OHL 57 45 31 76 41 28 | Playoffs 13 10 6 16 18 8
Canada U20 WJC-20 7 0 2 2 4 |
1998-99 Hershey Bears AHL 72 19 10 29 28 -8 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0 0
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
Hershey Bears AHL 78 20 39 59 44 1 | Playoffs 12 2 6 8 8 4
2000-01 Hershey Bears AHL 48 18 23 41 20 5 | Playoffs 12 7 2 9 14 3
2001-02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 56 7 7 14 14 4 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2 0
2002-03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 12 0 1 1 15 0 | Playoffs 6 1 0 1 2 1
Hershey Bears “A” AHL 59 29 28 57 49 2 |
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 49 10 5 15 18 -7 |
2004-05 Olimpija Ljubljana IEL 12 7 6 13 34 |
Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 2 0 3 3 4 |
Portland Pirates “A” AHL 53 24 17 41 47 -8 |
2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL 82 19 22 41 77 -19 |
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 11 10 21 49 -20 |
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 53 4 8 12 30 -8 |
2008-09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 42 1 3 4 14 -6 |
Lake Erie Monsters “C” AHL 12 8 6 14 8 7 |
2009-10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Lake Erie Monsters “C” AHL 75 26 31 57 44 -24 |
2010-11 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 1 1 0 0 | - - - - -
Hershey Bears AHL 76 30 38 68 68 27 | Playoffs 6 2 3 5 6 0
2011-12 Hamilton Bulldogs “A” AHL 68 18 26 44 88 -8 |
2012-13 TPS “C” Liiga 48 24 11 35 105 1 |
Kloten Flyers NLA 6 1 5 6 0 4 | Relegation 5 2 2 4 2 -1
2013-14 Medvescak Zagreb KHL 13 2 3 5 10 -6 |
TPS Liiga 33 11 14 25 88 -1 |
Örebro HK SHL 6 1 0 1 6 0 | Kvalserien SHL 9 3 0 3 8 -1
2014-15 Örebro HK “A” SHL 55 9 12 21 16 -4 | Playoffs 6 1 0 1 4 -6
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1995-96 Guelph Storm M-Cup 3 0 0 0 2 -1 |
1997-98 Guelph Storm M-Cup 5 2 1 3 4 2 |
2012-13 TPS ET 4 1 2 2 6 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2015-16 Colorado Avalanche NHL Team Consultant Development Consultant
2016-17 Colorado Avalanche NHL Team Consultant Development Consultant
2017-18 Colorado Avalanche NHL Team Consultant Development Consultant
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 541 192 218 410 0.76 396 -6 | 33 12 11 23 0.70 28 7
ET 4 1 2 2 0.50 6 0 |
IEL 12 7 6 13 1.08 34 0 |
KHL 13 2 3 5 0.38 10 -6 |
Liiga 81 35 25 60 0.74 193 0 |
M-Cup 8 2 1 3 0.38 6 1 |
NHL 381 52 57 109 0.29 217 -57 | 10 1 1 2 0.20 4 1
NLA 6 1 5 6 1.00 0 4 | 5 2 2 4 0.80 2 -1
OHA-D 13 9 5 14 1.08 14 0 |
OHL 186 95 83 178 0.96 96 28 | 47 29 12 41 0.87 34 8
SHL 61 10 12 22 0.36 22 -4 | 15 4 0 4 0.27 12 -7
Slovenia 2 0 3 3 1.50 4 0 |
WJC-20 7 0 2 2 0.29 4 0 |
WOHL 45 35 47 82 1.82 47 0 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
02/17/2014
02/17/2014 Confirmed TPS Örebro HK
07/09/2013
07/09/2013 Loan TPS Medvescak Zagreb
02/14/2013
02/14/2013 Extension TPS TPS
09/22/2012
09/22/2012 Extension TPS TPS
08/21/2012
08/21/2012 Confirmed Hamilton Bulldogs TPS
07/07/2011
07/07/2011 Confirmed Washington Capitals Montréal Canadiens
07/14/2010
07/14/2010 Confirmed Colorado Avalanche Washington Capitals
07/06/2009
07/06/2009 Extension Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1995, 1 #17 overall by Guelph Storm in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for Guelph Storm

Career transactions
- 2013-02-14 • Signed to a one-year contract by TPS
- 2013-02-14 • Signed for the remainder of the season by Kloten
- 2013-02-14 • Released by TPS
- 2012-09-22 • Signed to a one-year contract by TPS (tryout successful)
- 2012-08-21 • Signed to a one-month try-out contract by TPS
- 2011-07-07 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Montréal Canadiens
- 2010-07-14 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Washington Capitals
- 2009-07-06 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Colorado Avalanche
- 2008-07-15 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Colorado Avalanche
- 2006-07-04 • Signed to a two-year contract by the Los Angeles Kings
- 2005-08-15 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Washington Capitals
- 2004-12-15 • Signed to a lockout contract by the Portland Pirates
- 2004-10-08 • Signed to a lockout contract by Olimpija Ljubljana
- 2004-06-30 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Washington Capitals
- 2003-10-03 • Claimed from the Colorado Avalanche by the Washignton Capitals in the NHL Waiver Draft
- 2003-07-02 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Colorado Avalanche

Player trivia
- 2012-09-19 • Made his SM-liiga debut as team captain despite still being on try-out. Willsie's opening goal 03:18 into the 1st period was the start of a goal-streak that lasted for 3 weeks - from his debut to his 7th game.