Brock Wilson joins cousin at Nottingham Panthers

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Nottingham Panthers coach Corey Neilson has completed his roster for the new season with the signing of defenceman Brock Wilson.

The 26-year-old American was due to join the Panthers last season but the move fell through for personal reasons.

Wilson is the cousin of new Panthers forward Jordan Fox and the grandson of Dick 'Wink' Wilsonexternal-link, who played for the Panthers in the 1950s.

"I'm delighted to have him on board," Neilson said.

"Brock was all signed up last year but things didn't work out.

"These things happen, but now he's back on board and we're all looking forward to him finishing off the jigsaw.

"I've known Brock a long time and he ticks all the boxes for what we need to complete the line-up."

Born in St Louis, Wilson has played with Stockton, Augusta, Dayton, Toledo and Utah in the East Coast Hockey League, as well as at Flint in the IHL and Albany in the AHL.

Brock's father Rik played in the NHLexternal-link with five years at St Louis and another with Calgary.