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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, 19, has skated only 503 minutes with the Washington Capitals this season, by far the fewest of the nine teenage NHL rookies who have played at least 50 games.
Wilson has scored only three goals and nine points in his limited playing time and has spent more of the year illustrating his grit. The Toronto native ranks fourth in the NHL with 133 penalty minutes and is tied for second in major penalties (13), including 12 fights. But Wilson wants to work toward making a greater impact on the Capitals. "I don’t know how many fights I have this year, but I’ve done that enough. I want to work on my game and keep learning the other stuff," Wilson said. Mar 16 - 11:35 AM

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Tom Wilson will not face supplemental discipline for his check on Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn.

He had his hearing with the league on Thursday. Wilson received five minutes for charging and a game misconduct on the play. The rookie winger has four points and 78 penalty minutes in 34 games this campaign.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 06:19:00 PM

Tom Wilson might be suspended for charging Brayden Schenn on Tuesday.

Wilson was ejected from Tuesday's game as a result. There was some initial concern that Schenn might have sustained a concussion as he ended up slamming head-first into the end boards, but fortunately he seems to have escaped with just some stiffness. Wilson has a phone hearing scheduled for Thursday, which means he can't be suspended for more than five games.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 01:49:00 PM

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was ejected from Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers for charging Brayden Schenn, who seems OK as of this writing.

Wilson racked up a staggering 20 PIM thanks to that altercation. It's unlikely that made a big impact for fantasy owners, as he's (rightfully) only owned in 1 percent of leagues. The winger could be more prominent in the future, though.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 11:50:00 PM

Tom Wilson skipped Thursday's practice because of family reasons.

He's expected to be back in Washington on Friday. The Capitals don't play again until Saturday night against Nashville, so we'll leave Wilson as active.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 12:23:00 PM

Tom Wilson won't be loaned to Canada's World Junior Championships squad.

The Washington Capitals want to keep him on their NHL roster. "He means too much to our team and it's best for his development to stay with the Capitals," said GM George McPhee in a statement. In 27 games with the Caps this season, Wilson has four points and 53 penalty minutes.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Tom Wilson won't be returned to the OHL Plymouth Whalers this season.

The Capitals have decided to continue Wilson's development with the NHL club. He has no points in seven contests and is averaging just 6:42 minutes per game, so we don't expect him to have any fantasy value in 2013-14.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 12:10:00 PM

The motive for trading Mathieu Perreault on Sunday was pretty obvious: the Washington Capitals wanted to make room for large winger Tom Wilson.

Dominating junior-level hockey again wasn't in the best interest of the team or the player, apparently. The 2012 first-rounder (16th overall) might not be ready to dominate offensively at the NHL level just yet, but he's worth monitoring, at least if he can provide some supplementary stats like PIM as a budding power forward.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 07:02:00 PM

GM George McPhee thinks that Tom Wilson could be better off playing this season in junior hockey.

McPhee said that he does not love playing teenagers and then stated: "The benefits are he plays a lot more," when asked if he should be back in junior hockey. "He plays the power play, penalty kill, everything else. But is it not enough? Does he need more? If you keep him here does he develop better habits playing here even though he's not playing as much as you like? It's something you keep watching." The Capitals have a big decision to make although they could wait nine NHL games and see how he progresses.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 10:51:00 AM

In three preseason games, Tom Wilson has two goals and two fights and has done everything to stay on Washington's roster with about a week before final roster cuts.

"I’ve got to prove to them I’m worthy of staying around," Wilson said. "I just need to stay humble, work hard, do the blue collar stuff and stay around as long as possible." Wilson, 6-foot-4 and 217 pounds, may still be growing at 19. He is an impressive player and a bona fide rookie-of-the-year candidate. With Plymouth of the OHL last season, Wilson had 58 points (23 games) in 48 games.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 11:41:00 AM

Capitals coach Adam Oates wants Tom Wilson to be part of the Capitals' opening game roster.

Capitals GM George McPhee will make the final determination, but getting the head coaches public endorsement is huge. Wilson is battling for a roster spot after enjoying a three-game stint with the Capitals in 2013. "We need what he brings," Oates said. "We have some smaller guys in certain positions and he's a big, strong guy and that will always help." Wilson isn't eligible to play in the AHL yet, so he'll either play for the Capitals or OHL Plymouth Whalers.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Tom Wilson wants to be playing in the NHL this season, but if he isn't then playing for Team Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship is high on his wishlist.

"Hopefully I can stay up [in the NHL] as long as I can, but it's a tremendous honor to play for Hockey Canada," he said. "It's been a dream of mine since I was tiny." Wilson was cut from the squad last year. He hasn't played with the Capitals in the regular season, but skated in three playoff contests with Washington in May. Wilson would probably benefit from a trial NHL period in 2013-14 if he can stick with the team following training camp.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 01:29:00 PM

Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates expressed his desire to see prominent prospect Tom Wilson do more than just throw his weight around.

He's concerned that Wilson will develop bad habits, especially if he returns to the OHL. "Where he plays he’s such a big man, the one thing that we don’t want is for him to get in lazy habits because he dwarfs everybody over there [in the OHL]," Oates said. "I mentioned Troy Brouwer’s stick – he’s a big man like him and he’s figured it out — so just experiment with it and try to maximize a little bit more."
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 10:18:00 AM

Tom Wilson will remain in the lineup for Monday's Game 7 against the New York Rangers.

Both Wilson and Aaron Volpatti took pregame warmups after coach Adam Oates said he might change his lineup for Game 7. Wilson will skate on the fourth line again and likely be limited to under eight minutes.
Mon, May 13, 2013 07:40:00 PM

Tom Wilson played only six minutes and 24 seconds in his NHL debut for the Washington Capitals on Friday night, but the young winger still managed to make a solid first impression.

He was credited with a shot on goal and four hits in just eight shifts while demonstrating his strong skating ability and ably protecting the puck with his 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame. "For a 19-year-old to come in and establish a little bit of a presence out there and not back down from anyone, starting stuff and playing a solid fourth-line game, that says a lot about his character," said Jay Beagle, who skated on the fourth line with Wilson. Coach Adam Oates said that if not for the penalties the Capitals took early on in the game, he likely would have used Wilson more. So don’t be surprised to see more ice time for the 2012 first-round draft pick against the New York Rangers today, depending on the game situation.
Sun, May 12, 2013 12:15:00 PM

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LW1Marcus Johansson
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3Joel Ward
4Jason Chimera
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RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
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