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Tom Wilson | Winger | #43

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
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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

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Tom Wilson exited Tuesday's practice early because of a lower-body injury.

He headed off for "precautionary reasons." The Capitals don't play until Thursday's home match against Vancouver, so Wilson has plenty of time to recover. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 12 - 11:11 AM

Tom Wilson's match penalty for what had been ruled an attempt to injure Curtis Lazar has been rescinded.

The incident occurred on Wednesday. Wilson will also not be suspended for his actions. Consequently, he is eligible to play for the Capitals on Friday against Tampa Bay.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Tom Wilson potted his first goal of the season Saturday.

Wilson did it in his hometown of Toronto and although he did not pick up a penalty, he was pretty feisty throughout the contest. Wilson has six points this season with 39 penalty minutes in 23 games so his stats are on track to be fairly close to last season when he had 17 points and 172 penalty minutes. Look for the forward to get 20 points and 150 penalty minutes if he remains healthy.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Tom Wilson had an assist in Washington's 1-0 overtime win on Monday.

Wilson hasn't found the back of the net yet this season, but he does have five assists. Of course, if you own him in a standard league then you're doing so for his time in the sin bin. He has 37 PIM so far.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 06:42:00 AM

Tom Wilson thinks he is getting an unfair deal with the referees.

Wilson took a minor on Thursday that he thought was undeserved as he mixed it up with Antoine Roussel of the Dallas Stars. "Yeah, it’s getting pretty frustrating," Wilson said. "I know when I came into the league three years ago I don’t think that would have been looked at as even close to a penalty...I come in, I bear hug (Roussel), no punches thrown. It’s a scrum, and I get taken out of that. I guess I’ve got to take it as another learning curve." Wilson has 23 penalty minutes but has only been involved in one fight this season. He has four assists in 18 games.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Tom Wilson got into a couple of fights with Boston's Kevan Miller on Friday.

Wilson thought that Miller was taking liberties with the franchise player Alex Ovechkin and stepped in, hurting his hand in the interim. "Any time you get into a fight your hands take a beating," said Wilson, who knocked Miller’s helmet off with a hard right uppercut in their first bout. "He was going after Ovi a little bit. He’s the best player in the league and our captain. That’s one reason." Wilson should see action on the Capitals third line this season and his fantasy value will be tied up in penalty minutes.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 09:10:00 AM

Forward Tom Wilson scored early in the third period to break a goalless tie in the Washington Capitals' 2-0, preseason shutout of the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night.

Derek Roy scored an insurance goal for Washington later in the third period. Braden Holtby and Dan Ellis combined for the shutout. Holtby made 14 saves. Ellis, 12. For Carolina, Eddie Lack stopped all 22 shots he faced. Drew MacIntyre turned aside seven shots and allowed both Washington goals.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Tom Wilson is being penciled in as a third-line forward for the Washington Capitals this season.

Wilson has made a name for himself as an enforcer, but as he showed last season, he can chip in a bit offensively too. He finished with four goals and 17 points in 67 contests. "I think we project him now third line right wing with possibilities of moving up certain games," general manager Brian MacLellan said. "I think he can handle it. . . . [W]e're going to work with him and be patient with him and give him some chance to show what he can do." Although MacLellan is leaving the door open for Wilson to move up further, we have our doubts about him serving as a top-six forward much unless Washington is subjected to some key injuries.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 11:18:00 AM

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.
Thu, May 21, 2015 01:25:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 06:26:00 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.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 11:50:00 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.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 11:24:00 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.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 05:49:00 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.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 03:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Mike Richards
6Michael Latta
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Jason Chimera
4Brooks Laich
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer