Ronald "Ron" Lawrence Wilson (born May 28, 1955) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is also former head coach of the San Jose Sharks, Washington Capitals, and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim of the NHL. Wilson holds dual citizenship of the United States and Canada.
Wilson was born in Windsor, Ontario and raised in Fort Erie, Ontario. He began his career playing hockey at Providence College, where he set several NCAA defenseman scoring records and was named the ECAC Player of the Year in 1975. After his successful college career, he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft in the eighth round. He played only parts of 3 seasons with the Maple Leafs before spending six years in Switzerland, playing for EHC Kloten and HC Davos of Nationalliga A. He returned to the NHL in 1985 and played three seasons with the Minnesota North Stars before retiring as a player in 1988.
Wilson also played on the U.S. national hockey team on a number of occasions throughout his career.
Despite being born and raised in Ontario, Wilson holds dual
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