In a FTR article about Western Conference sophs to watch. About Wilson: Ryan Wilson, D, Colorado Avalanche It's easy to get lost in the mix when Matt Duchene, Ryan O'Reilly, T.J. Galiardi and Brandon Yip all share the rookie spotlight with you. Still, Wilson was an important contributor for the surprising Avalanche. He had 21 points in 61 games with the Avs and boasted the best plus/minus on the team at plus-13 while logging more 16 minutes a night. Like Drewiske, Wilson isn't going to fill the score sheet every night, but the influence of veteran defenders Adam Foote and Scott Hannan should rub off on him and make him an important part of the what Colorado does moving forward.