"I'm really looking forward to the game," added the Panthers' recent signing.
Wilson said he will be fired up by the big crowd today, with around 7,000 fans at the NIC and only a few prime seats left in the executive boxes.
"They contacted me at the start of the year, but I wanted to wait to see if the NHL lockout would end so I could perhaps play in the American League again.
as fighting when necessary," said Wilson.
"The hockey here is similar to what we play in North America, but our team is better than most teams in the East Coast League."
"I'm glad with the decision I made to come here rather than Sheffield.
Wilson, who was the most penalised player in the Austrian League when he helped Red Bull Salzburg to the 2010 league title and Continental Cup triumph, has scored three goals in his four games here and won his first UK fight in Coventry, against Mike Egener.
KELSEY Wilson could have been wearing a teal and orange shirt today at UK ice hockey's annual festive meeting of the two biggest clubs in the country, in front of a sell out crowd at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham (4pm).
With the NHL lock out carrying on and top end players filtering down to the AHL the winger's patience ran out and he joined Steelers' bitter rivals Nottingham Panthers instead.
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in Milwaukee and he was called up to our team one weekend, so I was with him for two games and I know what he's all about."
"We have a great group of guys.
But instead of joining Sheffield Steelers, the 26 year old Canadian opted to bide his time, Zanotti Wedges waiting to see if he still had a career in the tier two American Hockey League, where he had played over 360 games.
"But the lockout just prolonged so the money I was making in the East Coast League wasn't the best and I wasn't particularly happy with the team I was on and then I got an offer to come to Nottingham and I couldn't be more happier.
"I hear it will be practically sold out so it's going to be electrifying out there.
"That's one of the things I feed off. When the crowd gets going, even when they clap as we come out of the gate for the opening ceremonies, I hear them screaming and it is definitely exciting and it really gets me pumped up.
"I'd looked who was on that Coventry team so I knew something might happen.
Coincidentally his arrival came after Panthers' embarrassing 2 1 loss to bottom club Edinburgh two weeks ago and in their four games since, all victories, the league leaders have racked up 24 goals including a 6 1 home win over second placed Belfast and a crushing 8 0 success away to Coventry, just last weekend.
"But it shows the standard of the league when these guys aren't dominating perhaps as you'd expect.
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"I didn't really know too much about the team or the league, but I do know the game over here is getting more respect in North America. It's a good league.
"It is a great crowd here in Nottingham. They are so loud when we score but against Fife, they were very respectful when we got up by six goals and I like that a lot.
"More and more former NHLers are coming over and you've seen this year with the lock out that current NHLers are here too.
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