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Tom Wilson | Winger | #43

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 218
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
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Tom Wilson notched one goal and one assist to help the Washington Capitals to a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Wilson has given poolies a lot of offense in the playoffs with nine points in 11 games. He missed three contests when he was suspended for breaking the jaw and concussing Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese, but he has not changed his game since returning on Friday. Wilson was credited with six hits in Game 2 against Tampa Bay. May 13 - 11:15 PM

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Tom Wilson still believes his hit on Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese that resulted in his three-game suspension was clean.

Wilson said he also got messages from other players around the league that believed the same. His suspension was for an illegal check to the head that led to Aston-Reese suffering a broken jaw and concussion. Having served his time, Wilson is eligible to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. Even while still defending his actions, Wilson did acknowledge that he needs to make adjustments. "I’m a bigger guy," said Wilson. "There’s more force being driven through my hits, so I have to be more careful. It’s just what it is. I think if the majority of our team makes that hit, it’s a big collision and maybe there’s no broken jaw on the play. I’ve got to be more careful for sure and I respect everyone at the department. I think they’re doing a good job to make the game a safer place. I’ve just got to work with them and make sure that I can’t put my team down. I can’t be out of the lineup."
May 9 - 5:53 PM

Tom Wilson was back on the top line at Wednesday's practice.

Wilson skated alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov during the session. He was suspended for the last three games of Washington's second-round series against Pittsburgh. Wilson has seven points through nine playoff outings this year.
May 9 - 10:49 AM

Tom Wilson has been reinstated from his suspension.

Wilson got a three-game ban for an illegal check to the head on Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese. He will be eligible to return in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay on Friday. Wilson has two goals and seven points in nine playoff appearances. He will probably be back on the top line when he returns.
May 8 - 5:04 PM

Tom Wilson will serve the final game of his suspension on Monday night.

Wilson received a three-game ban for an illegal check to the head on Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese. He will be eligible to play in Game 7 against Pittsburgh if it's necessary or Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final should the Capitals win Game 6.
May 7 - 3:28 PM

Tom Wilson has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese.

Aston-Reese suffered a concussion and a broken jaw on the play. It's the third time in 2017-18 that Wilson has been suspended. He missed two preseason games for interfering with Blues forward Robert Thomas and he was also suspended four regular season games for delivering an illegal check on Blues forward Sammy Blais in the preseason. The only way Wilson can return to this series is if it goes seven games.
May 2 - 8:01 PM

Tom Wilson will face a hearing on Wednesday for an illegal check to the head on Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese.

Wilson was not penalized for the hit Tuesday night in Game 3, but it resulted in a broken jaw and a concussion for Aston-Reese. He avoided supplemental discipline for another questionable hit in Game 2 when he caught Penguins defender Brian Dumoulin in the head with his shoulder.
May 2 - 10:01 AM

Tom Wilson registered an assist in the Capitals' 4-3 win over Pittsburgh Tuesday night.

Wilson is on a three-game point streak as a result. He has two goals and seven points in nine playoff contests this season. He's known for his gritty play, but he's developed into someone that can also make decent contributions offensively, as we're seeing during this playoff run.
May 2 - 8:09 AM

Tom Wilson will not face a hearing for his hit to Brian Dumoulin's head on Sunday afternoon in Game 2.

Wilson's shoulder made contact with the Pittsburgh defenseman's head, but it's believed he won't be suspended for the incident because it was "unavoidable" under Rule 48.1.iii after Dumoulin changed the position of his head. That will make Wilson eligible for Game 3 on Tuesday night, but Dumoulin's status remains uncertain.
Apr 30 - 11:06 AM

Tom Wilson should face some disciplinary action after his hit to the head on the Penguins' Brian Dumoulin.

It did not appear to be intentional, but that is irrelevant in today's NHL as Wilson was coming from behind with Alex Ovechkin coming in from the front as Dumoulin had the puck. Dumoulin tried to stop to avoid the hit from Ovechkin but Wilson kept coming. Dumoulin was unable to finish the game and with Wilson's past discretions, there could be a suspension coming.
Apr 30 - 8:15 AM

Tom Wilson registered two assists in Washington's 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 1 Thursday night.

Wilson has two goals and five points in seven playoff games. He had just five points in 41 career postseason contests before this year, so the 2018 playoffs have been a big step up for him. It's partially a continuation of his solid regular season though as he set career-highs with 14 goals and 35 points in 78 games.
Apr 27 - 5:35 AM

Tom Wilson scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Wilson opened the scoring 6:16 into the first period when he buried a one-timer by Sergei Bobrovsky. The Caps forward then registered an assist on Alex Ovechkin's third-period tally. Wilson finished the night with a plus-3 rating, two penalty minutes and a game-high seven shots on goal in 19:44 of ice time. The 24-year-old now has two goals and one assist in four games this postseason. This best-of-seven series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 coming up on Saturday afternoon in Washington.
Apr 19 - 11:56 PM

Tom Wilson potted a couple of goals Saturday to give him 13 this season.

Wilson is having a terrific fantasy season if you use the penalty minute category as he has 33 points, a plus-nine rating and a whopping 181 minutes in the penalty box. The tough winger is only 23 and should be a nice pick next year in traditional leagues.
Mar 25 - 9:10 AM

Tom Wilson will play Saturday afternoon against the Sharks.

Although Wilson did not practice Friday after getting a puck to the face in Thursday's contest against the Kings, he will be in the Washington lineup against San Jose. He will likely line up on the Caps' top line alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Make sure you have Wilson active early as puck drop is 4:00 pm ET.
Mar 10 - 11:35 AM

Tom Wilson scored Washington's only goal in a 7-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Wilson also had 12 penalty minutes in the match to give him 145 on the season. He has accounted for three goals and five points in the last three games. He has registered 10 markers and 27 points in 54 games this season.
Feb 18 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
4Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley