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Tom Wilson | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
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The Capitals believe that Tom Wilson has more to give offensively and they are expecting more from him in 2015-16.
"Willie is one of my favorites," coach Barry Trotz said. "I think he's got a great upside, but at the same time I don't see him as a fourth line winger for the Washington Capitals. To me, he's better than that." He saw plenty of playing time alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom during November and December, but he wasn't able to stick with them and was eventually bumped down the depth chart. Wilson notched four goals, 17 points, 172 penalty minutes and 205 hits in 67 games this past season. If he can take advantage of his larger role and add more offense to his physical game then he will have great fantasy value. May 21 - 1:25 PM

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Tom Wilson is projected to play alongside Curtis Glencross and Brooks Laich on Friday.

Wilson was struck in the helmet by the puck on April 5 and consequently missed Washington's last two regular season games and Game 1 of the first round. However, he's been cleared to return to the lineup. He had 17 points and 172 penalty minutes in 67 games in 2014-15.
Apr 17 - 6:26 PM

Tom Wilson (head) has been cleared to return to the Capitals' lineup.

Wilson hasn't played since April 5 due to the injury. He had 17 points and 172 penalty minutes in 67 contests in the regular season. Washington is set to play in Game 2 against the New York Islanders on Friday.
Apr 17 - 11:50 AM

Tom Wilson (head) won't be available for Washington's playoff opener against the Islanders on Wednesday night.

He hasn't played since Apr. 5 because of a head injury. Wilson skated in three playoff games with the Capitals in 2012-13, which came before he made his regular season debut.
Apr 15 - 11:24 AM

Tom Wilson (head) skated for about 30 minutes on Monday.

Coach Barry Trotz said Wilson is "very close" to getting back in the lineup. He might be back in the fold for Game 1 against the Islanders on Wednesday night.
Apr 13 - 5:49 PM

Tom Wilson (head) didn't practice Tuesday for precautionary reasons.

"He feels pretty good," coach Barry Trotz said. "He was in [Tuesday's] meetings. They did all the protocol tests. We're going to be 100 percent sure. There's no time frame. At this point he feels fine. He could take the morning skate [on Wednesday] and be ready to go, he really could." Wilson was struck in the head by a shot from Detroit's Danny DeKeyser on Sunday. Indications are that he didn't suffer a concussion.
Apr 7 - 3:06 PM

Tom Wilson was injured during the Washington Capitals' 2-1 victory over the Red Wings in Detroit Sunday.

The right winger was helped off the ice with 6:18 remaining in the game after he got hit in the head while blocking a shot by Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser's. Wilson has four goals and 13 assists with Washington this season.
Apr 5 - 8:21 PM

Tom Wilson has been handed a $2,000 fine for embellishment.

Wilson received a warning after embellishing on March 1 and his fine is related to an incident on March 19. He has 16 points and 159 penalty minutes in 61 contests this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 27 - 12:25 PM

Tom Wilson had an assist in a 2-0 victory over Boston Sunday night.

Wilson has four goals and 16 points in 57 games this season. While that's not great, it's good enough to make him noteworthy in standard leagues when combined with his 151 penalty minutes.
Mar 16 - 11:59 AM

Tom Wilson is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Anaheim.

Aaron Volpatti and Steven Olesky will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 15 - 8:01 PM

Tom Wilson, Aaron Volpatti, and Steven Oleksy are expected to be healthy scratches Wednesday night in San Jose.

Wilson is the most notable player of this trio as he's skated in 43 games for the Caps this season, picking up two goals and 10 assists to go along with a whopping 96 penalty minutes, which is good for 6th in the NHL. Fantasy owners who have Wilson on their roster for those PIMs will have to bench him Wednesday night. Aaron Volpatti has played in just one game for Washington this season and has not recorded a point, while Oleksy hasn't played an NHL game this year.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 11 - 8:06 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Joel Ward
4Curtis Glencross
5Jason Chimera
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Eric Fehr
3Tom Wilson
4Jay Beagle
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7Nate Schmidt
8Dmitry Orlov
9John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters