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Tom Wilson | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
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Tom Wilson thinks he needs to fight less with the Capitals doing so well.
Wilson does not want to spend the five minutes in the sin bin and force the Capitals to go with only 11 forwards. "If we’re playing good hockey, we’re playing a four-line game, we’re up in the game, anyone that knows the game knows that’s not really a good time for our side to fight," Wilson said. "That’s textbook, the other team, we’re down in a game, we’re on the road, our guys are flat, I’ve got to fight to get the guys going. That’s textbook for them. We don’t want to fall into that. Not a lot of guys on our team would fall into that anyways, but for a few of us, it’s about playing hard, having that team toughness, knowing that we’re going to defend each other but not crossing the line into undisciplined play or taking a bad penalty or giving them any ammunition to get the game going in their favor." Wilson has two goals and eight assists in 33 games with 77 penalty minutes but has only four minors in his last 10 games. Jan 17 - 11:09 AM

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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson realizes that he deserved to be a healthy scratch and sounds motivated heading into Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The young forward has shown flashes of brilliance, particularly when given a shot on the Capitals' top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. He's a guy who's worth monitoring long-term.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Coach Barry Trotz intends to put Tom Wilson back in the lineup on Saturday against Pittsburgh after he was a healthy scratch Tuesday.

"He hasn't been as sharp as he needs to be," Trotz said. "He's a terrific young player and he's going to be a big part of us for a long time. But his game was falling off. Things were dying with him too much, too many turnovers. His wall play wasn't good for what I expect of him. He's a 20-year-old player but I have high expectations for him." Wilson had been skating on Washington's top line with Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin. Eric Fehr replaced him on that combination in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers. He has posted just nine points in 23 games, but he has racked up 69 penalty minutes and 69 hits.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Tom Wilson and Jack Hillen will sit against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Jack Hillen doesn't own any fantasy value. However through 23 games this season Wilson has nine points, 69 PIMs, and 69 hits. Wilson had been benched for long stretches the last two games, so this scratching was coming.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 06:26:00 PM

Tom Wilson had a couple of assists and a fight in Washington's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay Saturday.

Wilson fought the Lightning's Brenden Morrow 1:41 into the first period and then set up two of Nicklas Backstrom's natural hat trick goals to go plus-two in the game. Wilson only played 11:09 but accomplished a lot in limited action as he sees first line time but no tome on the power play. Wilson has two goals and nine points in 19 games with 60 penalty minutes. Get him in your lineup if you play the penalty minutes category.
Source: NHL.com
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Tom Wilson impressed coach Barry Trotz by not retaliating Thursday when crosschecked by the Blue Jackets James Wisniewski.

Wisniewski took a double minor and while the Capitals failed to take advantage of the power play, the restraint shown by Wilson made an impression on Trotz. "He was thinking about the team over himself," Trotz said. "Trust me, I tell him to just take a number. There will be a time and a place where he can say, ‘OK, remember when you got me there? Let’s settle the score here.' I think he understands that role and he gave us a chance to win the hockey game. That’s being a very good teammate, understanding the moment, and to me that’s a young player who gets it." Wilson has two goals and seven points with 55 penalty minutes in only 18 games. He is worth a roster spot in pools that use penalty minutes as a category.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Tom Wilson has fought in three straight games.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz doesn't seem to have any problem with that fact. "Tom Wilson needs to play like Tom Wilson," Trotz replied. "If Tom Wilson starts to play like someone else then he won’t be on the first line. I think Tom Wilson is one of those unique players who’s young but can have a big effect on the game. He can play a skill game, he can play a very physical game. He can play a game where if someone wants to take advantage of our top two players then there will be someone to answer to rather than someone who is maybe a non-fighter." Wilson has five points and 47 penalty minutes in 13 games this season.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 11:31:00 AM

Tom Wilson recorded a goal and 15 penalty minutes in Washington’s 6-2 loss versus the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

The 16th overall pick from the 2012 draft has always been a player willing to drop the gloves, but the upside he showed in juniors was that he could contribute offensively, too. It hasn’t been the case in the NHL, as this was his second goal and fifth point on the year. His 47 penalty minutes rank him eighth in the NHL. Troy Brouwer also scored. Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson added two assists apiece.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 11:07:00 PM

Tom Wilson (lower body) returned to action on Saturday.

Wilson returned after missing a couple of games and managed seven penalty minutes in the 4-1 loss to St. Louis as he took on the Blues enforcer Ryan Reaves for a five minute major and took a coincidental minor with David Backes in the third. Wilson has a goal and two assists in six games thus far with 11 penalty minutes and a minus-two rating in the early going. If he is on the waiver wire, he is a nice pickup in traditional deep pools.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 02:07:00 AM

Tom Wilson (lower body) won't make his return on Friday.

Wilson will miss his second straight game as a result. He remains a possibility for Saturday's contest.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Tom Wilson (lower body) will not be able to play on Tuesday.

Wilson was hurt during Saturday's game against Carolina. He's still a possibility for Friday's contest.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Tom Wilson is questionable for Tuesday, but coach Barry Trotz doesn't expect him to be out for very long.

He sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's overtime win over Carolina. "Went in the corner, tied up with a guy and just sort of tweaked something, then a few shifts later he came off, said, 'I've got to slow it down here,'" the Capitals bench boss stated.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 03:46:00 PM

Tom Wilson suffered a lower body injury in the second period and did not return.

Wilson was injured attempting to hit a Carolina player. Coach Barry Trotz said after the game that it was not his ankle, an injury that kept him out of action for all but the last game in October. Consider him day-to-day for now. He has a goal and two assists with 11 penalty minutes in six games.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist in the Capitals 6-5 loss to Arizona.

Wilson was promoted to the first line and he played well on Sunday. His points are a bonus as his real value is in penalty minutes.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 09:05:00 AM

Tom Wilson will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game versus Detroit.

He's back with the Capitals from his AHL conditioning stint after recovering from off-season ankle surgery. If Wilson doesn't play then Eric Fehr will be in the lineup. Coach Barry Trotz said the decision won't be made until after the warmup.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
6Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7John Erskine
8Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters