The 6’4”, 203 lb. forward was very impressive at the combine. Already expected to go in the first round, Wilson might have increased his stock with a display of great all-around athletic ability.
He was fourth in the Peak Power Output test and lasted 13:11 (fourth-longest) in the VO2 max test, where he recorded the eighth-highest VO2 max of all combine participants.
VO2 max, in the simplest of terms, indicates someone’s ability to do aerobic activity. A high VO2 max indicates a relationship to high endurance; these players are theoretically going to last longer during the game. Expect these players to have high ice time totals.
Wilson was third in the Vertek Leg Power (no pause, Lewis calculation) test, which could be related to good skating strength and balance for the huge forward.
Wilson also tied for fifth with 12 reps of a 150 lb bench press, sixth in pushups with 39, third in push strength and first in pull strength.