Clay Wilson is an American defenseman in the Florida Panthers’ organization.
Wilson was never drafted by an NHL team, but played four years of college hockey at Michigan Tech, where he showed he could contribute both offensively and defensively. He spent a few seasons in the AHL after graduating, and made his NHL debut with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2008, after scoring 11 goals and 39 points with the Syracuse Crunch. He scored a goal, 2 points and 2 penalty minutes during the 7 games he played, and played 5 more games with the club the next year. He was traded to Atlanta and spent most of the year with the Chicago Wolves before being called up for 2 games in 2009. He was dealt to the Panthers during the 2009 offseason and spent the year scoring a career high 60 points with the Rochester Americans in the AHL. He was called up for 2 games with the Panthers, and will compete for a roster spot at the 2010 training camp.