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Tom Wilson | Winger | #43

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 218
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Tom Wilson scored twice as the Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Saturday night.
Wilson's two goals were his first of the season, with his second marker holding up as the game-winner. Wilson was off to a shaky start after serving a four-game suspension but with him finally on the board, perhaps the double-digit goal total objective set by Head Coach Barry Trotz may be in reach. He now sits at four points in 10 games so far this season, along with 36 penalty minutes. Nov 4 - 10:30 PM

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Tom Wilson has completed his four-game suspension.

Wilson was being punished for boarding St. Louis' Sammy Blais. That was the second suspension that Wilson was handed during the preseason. Hopefully he'll manage to avoid getting into any further trouble with the NHL's Player Safety Department this season.
Oct 13 - 5:39 AM

Tom Wilson has been suspended for four games for boarding St. Louis' Sammy Blais.

Wilson was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct on the play. This was the second incident of the preseason that warranted a look from the NHL's department of player safety. He was banned for two exhibition contests for a hit on St. Louis' Robert Thomas. Wilson apparently didn't learn his lesson and now he'll miss the first four games of the 2017-18 season because he qualifies as a repeat offender.
Oct 3 - 6:16 PM

Tom Wilson will have a hearing with the NHL's department of player safety on Tuesday for his boarding hit on Blues forward Samuel Blais.

The incident occurred in Sunday's preseason finale. Wilson was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct. He was already suspended for two preseason games for a hit on St. Louis' Robert Thomas and another ban for the start of the regular season could be coming.
Oct 2 - 3:22 PM

Tom Wilson picked up a five minute boarding penalty and game misconduct Sunday and likely will be suspended again.

The hit against the Blues Sammy Blais follows a two game suspension during the preseason for a hit on St. Louis' Robert Thomas. We do not know what Wilson's problem is with the Blues but he will be singing them if he gets a longer suspension from the NHL. Stay tuned as Wilson sure be drafted in leagues that use penalty minutes. He should get 140-plus minutes, 8-10 goals and 20 points this season.
Oct 2 - 9:40 AM

Tom Wilson doesn't plan on changing his game after receiving a two contest suspension.

Wilson was punished after hitting Blues rookie Robert Thomas a full second after the latter lost the puck. The two games Wilson is being held out of are both exhibition contests, so it's really more of a slap on the wrist. "Every time you make a body check, you’re making a split-second decision," Wilson said. "I take pride in the physical nature of my game. I take pride in my body checks. This is my fifth season, and I’ve made a lot of body checks — very clean, hard hits. So I trust myself. Maybe it was a second late or whatever, but I’m going to learn from it and I’m going to continue to play my game, my hard-natured hockey."
Sep 26 - 10:15 AM

Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been suspended for two pre-season games for interference on Blues rookie Robert Thomas.

Wilson caught Thomas with a hit over a full second after the latter lost the puck. It's quite surprising Wilson was only suspended for two meaningless pre-season games. However, he now qualifies as a repeat offender and is eligible for a much harsher punishment the next time he is deemed to have crossed the line.
Sep 23 - 4:05 PM

Capitals forward Tom Wilson will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for interference on Blues rookie Robert Thomas.

Wilson caught Thomas with a hit after the Blues forward appeared to have lost the puck. Wilson has been fined and suspended before, so it's possible that the Department of Player Safety gives him a stiffer penalty because of his history.
Sep 23 - 12:08 PM

Tom Wilson hopes to secure a regular spot on one of the Capitals' top two lines.

Wilson's physical play is what he's known for and so far his career-high in points was his 23 in 2015-16. The 23-year-old might be able to grow offensively though. "I’ve had success in short periods of time with them, but in order to be a top-six guy, you need to have that consistency and you need to make sure you’re producing every night," Wilson said. "I don’t look at it as pressure — there’s pressure on everyone in this league. Whether you’re a first-line or a fourth-line guy, you’re expected to do your job. Obviously when you’re expected to score and produce, there’s an extra eye on you, but that’s the nature of the game." If nothing else he's a great source of hits and penalty minutes in fantasy leagues that value one or both of those categories. If he grows his game offensively then that'd be a bonus.
Sep 19 - 9:47 AM

Tom Wilson is fine after leaving practice early on Tuesday, according to coach Barry Trotz.

He was hit in the foot with a shot and left the session early. Wilson had three goals and 12 penalty minutes in six games against Toronto in Round 1 of the postseason. He should be available for Game 1 versus Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Apr 25 - 6:18 PM

Games 1 and 4 hero Tom Wilson was benched for a part of Game 5 Friday night.

Wilson took a number of questionable penalties which led to Capitals' coach Barry Trotz benching him for all but one minute of the third period. "I thought Tom had lots of energy, but you cannot take four penalties in a playoff game," Trotz said. "So he didn’t see the ice after that last one." We expect Wilson will take his regular shifts Sunday in Game 6.
Apr 22 - 9:05 AM

Tom Wilson has been a major factor in Washington's first round series against Toronto.

Wilson scored the game-winning goal in Game 1 and he was a key contributor in Game 4 with a pair of first period goals. Those three goals are the only ones he's scored in 32 career playoff games.
Apr 20 - 10:13 AM

Tom Wilson scored the game-winning goal in the Capitals' 3-2 overtime win against Toronto on Thursday.

Wilson was certainly the unlikely hero after he recorded seven goals and 19 points in 82 regular season contests. That was his first career playoff goal in 29 postseason games.
Apr 14 - 10:33 AM

Tom Wilson had his left thumb taped up in practice on Friday after a fight the previous night.

Wilson took on Austin Watson of the Predators and landed a few punches on his helmet. But Wilson seems to be okay. The rugged winger is having a nice season for a bottom-six tough guy as he has 106 penalty minutes with six goals and 16 points to go with a plus-nine rating. If you play in traditional leagues, Wilson has a good amount of value.
Mar 18 - 8:23 AM

Tom Wilson had nine hits on Saturday.

It was a big defensive night for Wilson as he had the assignment with his linemates Jay Beagle and Daniel Winnik of keeping the Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Jordan Weal line in check. And that they did. "Tom did a really good job of keeping that line in tow," Trotz said. "He sorta set the tone. Simmonds and Giroux are emotional players. They are physical. They are in your face. They play hard. And Tom, [Jay Beagle] and [Daniel Winnik] had a real terrific game shutting that line down." Wilson has five goals and 15 points this season along with 78 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating.
Mar 5 - 9:59 AM

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