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Colorado Avalanche Summer Social Media Series: Colin Wilson

Get familiar with a new face on the Avs through his online footprints

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I hope you will enjoy the final installment of the Summer Social Media Series. Feel free to go back and reminisce about some other Avs that were previously profiled: Matt Duchene, Erik Johnson, Gabriel Landeskog, and Nail Yakupov. Thanks for following along!

Good Luck Charm

Colin believes that his moustache can give him special hockey powers. He explains that this is his moustache was a special tribute to former Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and Colorado Rockies’ great, Lanny McDonald.

Fun Fact: The interviewer repeatedly draws a comparison to Tom Selleck’s moustache. Colin shows his age here by admitting he does not know who that is.

Colin’s facial hair prowess is further evident in this impressive playoff beard he grew to intimidate his opponents this spring.


It seems Colin is that dude on your Instagram that posts amazing vacation pics that make you extremely resentful:

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Colin admits he he gets sunburnt quite easily, but that doesn’t deter him from working on his beach tan!

Aside from relaxing beach vacations, Colin likes to challenge himself by hiking up various treacherous terrain:

Amazing hike in Sedona @shawna_faye @miss2jits @aubreymarcus @jonathantoews @sashaberhe @speracer

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Now he’s just showing off:

Climbing Mt Washington

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I’ve actually wondered if he hires someone as a third wheel to take photos of him and his partner at the top.

A Favourite Hockey Memory

Colin talks about his time playing college hockey and winning the National Championship with the BU Terriers.


Colin is passionate and outspoken about the problems of climate change. He speaks very articulately on the subject in an Instagram post:

Random Movie Thoughts

Random thought today

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We totally agree. Fortunately, there is no plans for a Taken 4, thank goodness.

Interior Design

Colin digs cabin-style living, with classic antler decor, and shades of brown on brown.