|BIRTHPLACE:||Toronto, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||WSH: 2012-16 overall|
The 6’4”, 203-pound forward won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, posting three goals in five games. He also won gold with Team Ontario at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, recording one assist and six penalty minutes in four games.
2012-13: Made NHL debut in Game 5 of ECQF vs. NYR ... Became first WSH teenager (19) to make NHL debut in the playoffs ... Recorded four hits in 6:24 in Game 5 vs. NYR ... Skated a career-high 9:02 vs. NYR in Game 7 ... Made professional debut with Hershey (AHL) in Game 3 of the AHL ECQF vs. Providence (5/4) ... Scored his first career AHL goal in Game 4 of the AHL ECQF (5/5) ... Recorded one goal and six penalty minutes in three playoff games ... Skated in 48 games for Plymouth (OHL) ... Ranked sixth on the team in goals (23), third in assists (35), fifth in points (58) and second in PIM (102) ... Earned OHL Player of the Week honors for the week ending 4/21 ... Appeared in 12 playoff games for the Whalers ... ranked second on the team in goals (9), fifth in assists (8), fourth in points and first in penalty minutes (41) during the postseason ... Helped Plymouth reach OHL Western Conference Championship Series where they fell to London in five games ... Earned a hat trick (3g, 0a) against London in Game 2 (4/21) ... Collected six goals, two assists and 12 penalty minutes in his last four games of the championship series.
2011-12: Participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game ... Was voted as the ‘Best Body Checker’ in the OHL’s 2012 Western Conference Coaches Poll and was a runner up for the ‘Hardest Worker’ category ... Set OHL career highs in games played (49), goals (9), assists (18), points (27), penalty minutes (141) and plus/minus (+17) with Plymouth ... Ranked 11th on the team in points and 1st in penalty minutes despite missing 19 games ... Ranked 2nd on the team in playoff points and t-1st in goals ... Skated in 13 playoff games for the Whalers ... Led Plymouth in postseason penalty minutes and plus/minus (+10). 2010-11: Skated in 28 games for Plymouth ... Scored three goals and earned three assists ... Ranked 7th on Plymouth in penalty minutes (71) despite only playing 28 games in his OHL rookie season.
2011: Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament ... posted three goals in five games ... Won gold with Team Ontario at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge ... recorded one assist and six penalty minutes in four games.
Selected by Washington in the first round, 16th overall, in the 2012 Entry Draft.
Twitter: @Tom_Wilso ... Won the EA Sports NHL 14 Tournament at the 2013 NHLPA Rookie Showcase ... Enjoys skiing and wakeboarding in the offseason … Aspires to someday travel to every continent … Enjoys watching Friday Night Lights and reading Harry Potter … Favorite hockey memory is his 1st NHL Game.