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Tom Wilson | Winger | #43

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Tom Wilson hopes to secure a regular spot on one of the Capitals' top two lines.
Wilson's physical play is what he's known for and so far his career-high in points was his 23 in 2015-16. The 23-year-old might be able to grow offensively though. "I’ve had success in short periods of time with them, but in order to be a top-six guy, you need to have that consistency and you need to make sure you’re producing every night," Wilson said. "I don’t look at it as pressure — there’s pressure on everyone in this league. Whether you’re a first-line or a fourth-line guy, you’re expected to do your job. Obviously when you’re expected to score and produce, there’s an extra eye on you, but that’s the nature of the game." If nothing else he's a great source of hits and penalty minutes in fantasy leagues that value one or both of those categories. If he grows his game offensively then that'd be a bonus. Sep 19 - 9:47 AM

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Tom Wilson is fine after leaving practice early on Tuesday, according to coach Barry Trotz.

He was hit in the foot with a shot and left the session early. Wilson had three goals and 12 penalty minutes in six games against Toronto in Round 1 of the postseason. He should be available for Game 1 versus Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Apr 25 - 6:18 PM

Games 1 and 4 hero Tom Wilson was benched for a part of Game 5 Friday night.

Wilson took a number of questionable penalties which led to Capitals' coach Barry Trotz benching him for all but one minute of the third period. "I thought Tom had lots of energy, but you cannot take four penalties in a playoff game," Trotz said. "So he didn’t see the ice after that last one." We expect Wilson will take his regular shifts Sunday in Game 6.
Apr 22 - 9:05 AM

Tom Wilson has been a major factor in Washington's first round series against Toronto.

Wilson scored the game-winning goal in Game 1 and he was a key contributor in Game 4 with a pair of first period goals. Those three goals are the only ones he's scored in 32 career playoff games.
Apr 20 - 10:13 AM

Tom Wilson scored the game-winning goal in the Capitals' 3-2 overtime win against Toronto on Thursday.

Wilson was certainly the unlikely hero after he recorded seven goals and 19 points in 82 regular season contests. That was his first career playoff goal in 29 postseason games.
Apr 14 - 10:33 AM

Tom Wilson had his left thumb taped up in practice on Friday after a fight the previous night.

Wilson took on Austin Watson of the Predators and landed a few punches on his helmet. But Wilson seems to be okay. The rugged winger is having a nice season for a bottom-six tough guy as he has 106 penalty minutes with six goals and 16 points to go with a plus-nine rating. If you play in traditional leagues, Wilson has a good amount of value.
Mar 18 - 8:23 AM

Tom Wilson had nine hits on Saturday.

It was a big defensive night for Wilson as he had the assignment with his linemates Jay Beagle and Daniel Winnik of keeping the Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Jordan Weal line in check. And that they did. "Tom did a really good job of keeping that line in tow," Trotz said. "He sorta set the tone. Simmonds and Giroux are emotional players. They are physical. They are in your face. They play hard. And Tom, [Jay Beagle] and [Daniel Winnik] had a real terrific game shutting that line down." Wilson has five goals and 15 points this season along with 78 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating.
Mar 5 - 9:59 AM

Tom Wilson was cut by a skate Saturday in the third period.

Wilson went immediately to the bench where the medical staff treated him. It looked like the back of his head was cut. Wilson scored his sixth of the season and had nine penalty minutes in the game as he now has 15 points, 74 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating this season.
Feb 26 - 11:03 AM

Tom Wilson extended his assist streak to three games.

He registered his ninth assist of the season in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Kings. Wilson is now up to 12 points in 53 matches.
Feb 5 - 3:25 PM

Tom Wilson has registered four points over his last two games thanks to the helper he picked up in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Flyers.

He compiled a goal and two assists on Friday for a productive weekend. Wilson has chipped in just eight points in 43 games so far this season.
Jan 15 - 3:59 PM

Tom Wilson picked up a goal and two assists in Friday's 6-0 blowout win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wilson assisted on both of Jay Beagle's goals and he added one of his own in the second period. He finished the game with a plus-3 rating, two shots on goal and three hits in 12:17 of ice time. Wilson nearly doubled his point total for the season with his offensive output tonight. He's now up to three goals and seven points in 42 games this season.
Jan 13 - 10:57 PM

Tom Wilson (lower body) is fine to play Monday night.

He missed Sunday's practice with a lower-body injury, but he is OK to play.
Jan 9 - 3:06 PM

Tom Wilson suffered a lower body injury Saturday and is questionable for Monday's tilt in Montreal.

The rugged forward was hurt blocking a shot in the third period from Erik Karlsson who can really fire the puck. Wilson completed the game but his status for Monday is undetermined. Wilson has two goals and four points in 39 games but has only 38 penalty minutes after a 163 minute performance last season.
Jan 9 - 9:51 AM

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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 08:53:00 AM

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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Tyler Graovac
4Jakub Vrana
5Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Riley Barber
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
8Lucas Johansen
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer