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Tom Wilson | Winger | #43

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
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Tom Wilson got to play alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Saturday.
Wilson had been seeing time on the second unit with Evgeni Kuznetsov and Marcus Johansson earlier so he has been seeing top-six minutes after starting the season as a bottom-six forward. His true value is in the penalty minutes category. Wilson has a goal and 12 penalty minutes in 13 games this season. Expect a lot more minutes the rest of the way. Nov 13 - 8:53 AM

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Tom Wilson scored his first of the season Saturday.

Wilson was moved up to the second unit alongside Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov and performed admirably. Wilson is an asset in pools that use the penalty minute category but if he remains on the second line, his fantasy value will skyrocket.
Oct 30 - 11:05 AM

Tom Wilson is projected to play Saturday on the second line with Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Coach Barry Trotz wants to develop more of a net-front presence, so Wilson will probably spend plenty of time around the opposition goal. He doesn't have a point in six games this season.
Oct 28 - 6:46 PM

Tom Wilson returned from an upper body injury Sunday.

Wilson was hurt two weeks ago after he appeared to get hit around the mouth by a Jordan Staal elbow. The power forward will likely get 20-25 points but his fantasy value will lie in the penalty minute category and he should only be drafted for that reason.
Oct 10 - 9:43 AM

Tom Wilson has declared himself ready for Sunday's pre-season finale for the Capitals.

Despite Wilson's style of play, he's missed just 15 games in his career and they all came in 2014-15. He's posted consecutive seasons with more than 200 hits, and a career high of 253 last season. He's also posted no fewer than 151 PIMs in three seasons, so if your league rewards such talents, you may want to grab the 22-year-old if he's still available.
Oct 8 - 1:05 PM

Tom Wilson (upper body) is expected to be back on the ice this week.

He didn't skate on Tuesday and will get a maintenance day on Wednesday. Wilson was injured during Monday's preseason match and should be considered day-to-day for now.
Sep 28 - 9:44 AM

Tom Wilson didn't finish Monday's preseason game due to an upper-body injury.

Capitals associate coach Todd Reirden described the decision to remove Wilson from the game as a precautionary one. "He was getting evaluated tonight and will be reevaluated tomorrow morning and see where he’s at," Reirden said. Wilson appeared to be hit around the mouth by Jordan Staal, which resulted in Staal getting a penalty for elbowing.
Sep 27 - 6:28 AM

Tom Wilson has inked a two-year, $4 million contract with the Washington Capitals.

Wilson is primarily known as an enforcer, but he does contribute a bit offensively and hopes to grow in that regard. He had seven goals, 23 points, and 163 penalty minutes in 82 contests in 2015-16. He also averaged 12:55 minutes per game, up from 10:56 minutes as a sophomore and 7:56 minutes as a rookie. He's never going to be a top line player, but the 22-year-old is someone that the Capitals has valued for a while now and is showing signs of growth, so while his cap hit might be high compared to his past role, it's not terribly surprising that he got that kind of a deal.
Jun 30 - 4:17 PM

Tom Wilson is looking to improve his offensive totals next season.

The rugged winger was a valued member of fantasy teams this past season if you played the penalty minute category as he had 166 minutes. He also chipped in with seven goals and 23 points but look for those numbers to improve next season. "I think I just need to continue to grow offensively," Wilson said. "This year was big as far as becoming a defensive player, a penalty killer. That kind of responsibility of being out there in the last minute of games and Trotzy trusting me, the coaching staff trusting me. That trust is there now. That’s kind of the base of what you need and from there you can go and become more of an offensive threat and develop your game more. Next year I look to kind of do that a little bit. I felt like I had a good first series against Philly. I felt like I really had an effect on the game, an effect on the series." Wilson is definitely someone to take a chance on late in pools next season.
Jun 4 - 11:05 AM

Tom Wilson recorded an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

It was Wilson's first point in 10 playoff games this year. He's now played in 26 career postseason contests and this was just his second point over that span.
May 5 - 11:19 AM

Tom Wilson was fined $2,403.67 for kneeing Conor Sheary during Thursday's contest.

Wilson engaged in a late, knee-on-knee hit that sent Sheary to the ice, but fortunately the Penguins forward was able to stay in the game. The amount the NHL fined Wilson is the maximum allowable per the CBA.
Apr 29 - 2:34 PM

Tom Wilson is feeling fine after leaving Wednesday's contest with two minutes remaining in the game.

Wilson was checked by Philadelphia's Brandon Manning and the head appeared to be a significant point of contact. "It was a hard hit," Wilson said. "I feel good today, the usual. Nowadays, you’ve got to be extra careful, so [head athletic trainer Greg Smith] just said, ‘Go back, and get checked out.’ But I feel good and should be good to go." It's worth mentioning that Wilson was hit while spinning with the puck and his head was both moving and down so Manning contact with his head could be argued as accidental. Capitals Coach Barry Trotz felt it was a hockey play gone bad. Fortunately it seems like it didn't result in a significant injury.
Apr 21 - 6:01 PM

Tom Wilson fought Wayne Simmonds on Thursday.

Both took seven minutes in penalties with Wilson drawing a minor for boarding Andrew MacDonald while Simmonds took his for coming to his rescue and roughing it up with Wilson before the fight. The two are buddies from Toronto. "He’s a real awesome guy," Wilson said. "Off the ice he’s played a huge role in kind of where I’ve gotten to. He’s always been there in my workout group. He’s been kind of a mentor for me, but none of that matters right now. I’m sure he won’t be too happy with me. We’ve gone at it a couple times and that’s the beauty of the game. You can battle it out and leave everything on the ice and go back and kind of have a good relationship after the game. That’s what the hockey community’s all about." Wilson would love to be the offensive player Simmonds is but he has a long way to go as he potted seven goals this season while Simmonds had 32.
Apr 16 - 9:37 AM

Tom Wilson is expected to be a physical presence in the playoffs, but the Capitals want controlled aggression.

Wilson has become a a very good penalty killer for Washington, so it won't due them much good to have him in the box. He amassed 163 minutes in the sin bin in 2015-16, but understands how important special teams are in the postseason. Still, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him get under the Flyers' skin during the series.
Apr 14 - 5:06 PM

Tom Wilson (lower body) is expected to play Thursday.

"He had tweaked a lower-body in the game the other day, so we just kept him off," said coach Barry Trotz referring to Monday's practice. "Didn't want to aggravate it. He should be fine." The Capitals bench boss called it a maintenance day.
Jan 12 - 3:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
5Jakub Vrana
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer