Sparred with Mike Halmo at NYI (4/5) ... Earned an assist at SJ (3/22) ... Sparred with Kyle Clifford at LA (3/20) ... Earned 17 PIM at PHI (3/5) ... Scored a goal vs. WPG (2/6) ... Sparred with Nick Foligno at CBJ (1/30) ... Earned an assist and sparred with Brandon Prust at MTL (1/25) ... Earned an assist at NJ (1/24) ... Sparred with Carter Ashton vs. TOR (1/10) ... Sparred with Marcus Foligno at BUF (12/29) ... Registered 20 PIM at PHI (11/17) ... Sparred with Rich Clune vs. NSH (12/7) ... Led all skaters with six hits at NYI (11/30) ... Registered five hits vs. MTL (11/29) ... Sparred with Ryan Reaves vs. STL (11/17) ... Registered four hits at DET (11/15) ... Registered an assist vs. MIN (11/7) ... Earned his first NHL point with an assist and scored his first NHL goal vs. NYI (11/5) ... Sparred with Wayne Simmonds at PHI (11/1) ... Sparred with Patrice Cormier at WPG (10/22) ... Sparred with Justin Falk vs. NYR (10/16) ... Led the Capitals with four hits vs. COL (10/12)
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.
Wilson was drafted in the first round (16th overall) by the Capitals in the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh. He entered the draft ranked 15th overall among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. Last season he collected 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) and 141 penalty minutes in 49 games with Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and added 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 13 OHL playoff games. The Toronto native 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.
The Washington Capitals signed forward Tom Wilson to a three-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced on July 19, 2012. Wilson will earn $832,500 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level, with bonuses.