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Tom Wilson | Winger | #43

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Tom Wilson is projected to play Saturday on the second line with Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Coach Barry Trotz wants to develop more of a net-front presence, so Wilson will probably spend plenty of time around the opposition goal. He doesn't have a point in six games this season.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Tom Wilson returned from an upper body injury Sunday.

Wilson was hurt two weeks ago after he appeared to get hit around the mouth by a Jordan Staal elbow. The power forward will likely get 20-25 points but his fantasy value will lie in the penalty minute category and he should only be drafted for that reason.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Tom Wilson has declared himself ready for Sunday's pre-season finale for the Capitals.

Despite Wilson's style of play, he's missed just 15 games in his career and they all came in 2014-15. He's posted consecutive seasons with more than 200 hits, and a career high of 253 last season. He's also posted no fewer than 151 PIMs in three seasons, so if your league rewards such talents, you may want to grab the 22-year-old if he's still available.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Tom Wilson (upper body) is expected to be back on the ice this week.

He didn't skate on Tuesday and will get a maintenance day on Wednesday. Wilson was injured during Monday's preseason match and should be considered day-to-day for now.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 09:44:00 AM

Tom Wilson didn't finish Monday's preseason game due to an upper-body injury.

Capitals associate coach Todd Reirden described the decision to remove Wilson from the game as a precautionary one. "He was getting evaluated tonight and will be reevaluated tomorrow morning and see where he’s at," Reirden said. Wilson appeared to be hit around the mouth by Jordan Staal, which resulted in Staal getting a penalty for elbowing.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 06:28:00 AM

Tom Wilson has inked a two-year, $4 million contract with the Washington Capitals.

Wilson is primarily known as an enforcer, but he does contribute a bit offensively and hopes to grow in that regard. He had seven goals, 23 points, and 163 penalty minutes in 82 contests in 2015-16. He also averaged 12:55 minutes per game, up from 10:56 minutes as a sophomore and 7:56 minutes as a rookie. He's never going to be a top line player, but the 22-year-old is someone that the Capitals has valued for a while now and is showing signs of growth, so while his cap hit might be high compared to his past role, it's not terribly surprising that he got that kind of a deal.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Tom Wilson is looking to improve his offensive totals next season.

The rugged winger was a valued member of fantasy teams this past season if you played the penalty minute category as he had 166 minutes. He also chipped in with seven goals and 23 points but look for those numbers to improve next season. "I think I just need to continue to grow offensively," Wilson said. "This year was big as far as becoming a defensive player, a penalty killer. That kind of responsibility of being out there in the last minute of games and Trotzy trusting me, the coaching staff trusting me. That trust is there now. That’s kind of the base of what you need and from there you can go and become more of an offensive threat and develop your game more. Next year I look to kind of do that a little bit. I felt like I had a good first series against Philly. I felt like I really had an effect on the game, an effect on the series." Wilson is definitely someone to take a chance on late in pools next season.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Tom Wilson recorded an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

It was Wilson's first point in 10 playoff games this year. He's now played in 26 career postseason contests and this was just his second point over that span.
Thu, May 5, 2016 11:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Zach Sanford
5Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
5Riley Barber
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
8Aaron Ness
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer