|Assets:||Has great size and strength, plenty of snarl to his game, as well as good offensive instincts. Can score goals and set up linemates, but he does his best work when utilizing his big frame to create space for teammates. Will also drop the gloves and he's a big open-ice hitter.|
|Flaws:||Definitely needs more work on his puck skills. Must also continue to work on his skating stride, as well as his overall defensive play, in order to maximize his National Hockey League upside. Otherwise, he may wind up as a bottom-six forward at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Power forward with upside.|
|5/09/2013||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|4/30/2013||Re-assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|1/16/2013||Assigned to Plymouth (OHL).|
|1/10/2013||Recalled from Plymouth (OHL).|
|9/14/2012||Returned to his junior team (Plymouth - OHL).|
|7/18/2012||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/22/2012||Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round (16th overall) in 2012.|
Tom Wilson remains in the lineup for Game 7 | 05/13/2013 7:40 PM
NewsTom Wilson will remain in the lineup for Monday's Game 7 against the New York Rangers.
Dan Rosen on Twitter
ImpactBoth Wilson and Aaron Volpatti took pregame warmups after coach Adam Oates said he might change his lineup for Game 7. Wilson will skate on the fourth line again and likely be limited to under eight minutes.
Caps' Tom Wilson makes good first impression | 05/12/2013 12:15 PM
NewsTom Wilson played only six minutes and 24 seconds in his NHL debut for the Washington Capitals on Friday night, but the young winger still managed to make a solid first impression.
ImpactHe was credited with a shot on goal and four hits in just eight shifts while demonstrating his strong skating ability and ably protecting the puck with his 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame. "For a 19-year-old to come in and establish a little bit of a presence out there and not back down from anyone, starting stuff and playing a solid fourth-line game, that says a lot about his character," said Jay Beagle, who skated on the fourth line with Wilson. Coach Adam Oates said that if not for the penalties the Capitals took early on in the game, he likely would have used Wilson more. So don't be surprised to see more ice time for the 2012 first-round draft pick against the New York Rangers today, depending on the game situation.
Caps' Tom Wilson will make NHL debut in Gm 5 | 05/10/2013 1:18 PM
NewsTom Wilson will make his NHL debut in Game 5 Friday night.
Katie Carrera on Twitter
ImpactThe 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft recorded 58 points and 104 penalty minutes in 48 games with Plymouth of the OHL this season. He plays a physical style and he's capable of chipping in offensively. Coach Adam Oates said he's looking for a "spark" and Wilson could provide that on the fourth line alongside Matt Hendricks and Jay Beagle.
Caps bring up Tom Wilson, may play Friday | 05/09/2013 2:18 PM
NewsTom Wilson has been recalled by Washington and he might play in Game 5 on Friday night.
ImpactHe skated with Matt Hendricks and Jay Beagle on the fourth line during Thursday's practice. Joey Crabb, who was also called up from the minors Thursday, joined extras Wojtek Wolski, Aaron Volpatti and Brooks Laich. Coach Adam Oates would not confirm Wilson's presence in the lineup, but said Crabb, Wolski and Volpatti are options to play as well.
Washington returns Tom Wilson to junior | 01/16/2013 5:55 PM
NewsTom Wilson has been returned to his junior team in Plymouth.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactHe was called up to participate in part of Washington's training camp. The 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft has put up 36 points and 59 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Whalers this OHL campaign. He'll probably get a longer look at camp next fall.
Tom Wilson invited to Capitals' training camp | 01/11/2013 12:11 AM
NewsThe Washington Capitals have added junior prospect Tom Wilson to their training camp roster.
ImpactWilson, 18, was selected 16th overall in the 2012 draft and signed a three-year entry level deal with Washington in July after he stood out at the team's annual development camp. Wilson's invite is something of a reversal for the Capitals, considering that earlier this week, general manager George McPhee said he didn't envision including junior players in the abbreviated training camp. In 30 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers this season, Wilson has recorded 12 goals, 22 assists and 59 penalty minutes and he was one of the final players cut from Canada's world junior team roster last month. Wilson is slated to play with Plymouth Friday night and travel to Washington Saturday.
Tom Wilson records two assists against Storm | 01/05/2013 10:39 PM
NewsTom Wilson registered two assists in the Plymouth Whalers' 3-2 win against the Guelph Storm.
ImpactWilson extended his point streak to six games. He has 11 goals and 21 assists in 29 OHL contests in 2012-13.
Tom Wilson gets assist to continue solid year | 01/04/2013 10:36 PM
NewsTom Wilson notched an assist in Plymouth's 4-3 triumph over Owen Sound on Friday night.
ImpactWilson continues to compile the points despite not really be considered a big offensive threat when he was drafted by the Capitals in the 2012 draft. He has 30 points in 28 games.
Tom Wilson showing improved scoring touch | 01/02/2013 10:48 PM
NewsTom Wilson lit the lamp in Plymouth's 6-2 win over Guelph on Wednesday night.
ImpactWilson wasn't really known for his scoring ability when the Capitals drafted him in the first round of the 2012 draft, but he's showing a lot of improvement in that area this year in the OHL. The 18-year-old has topped his career highs in goals with 11 and points with 29. Last year, he had nine and 27, respectively, in 49 contests. Mitchell Heard, the Avalanche's 2012 second-round pick, also had two assists in his first OHL game this year.
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