• Wilson recorded 27 points (9-18--27), 141 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating in 49 games for Plymouth during an injury-plagued (sprained MCL, broken knuckle) 2011-12 season. He added 13 points (7-6--13) in 13 playoff contests
• He 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’ distinction.
• In 2010-11, Wilson only appeared in 28 games for the Whalers after suffering a severed tendon in his wrist. He posted six points (3-3--6) and 71 penalty minutes in his first season in the OHL.
• Wilson 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.
• In 2010, he was named the OHL Academic Player of the Month for October in the West Division. “Tom is a full-time student and achieving straight A’s,” said Whalers assistant coach Joe Stefan. “He has made a seamless transition into his first season in the OHL.”
• Former NHLer Steve Thomas, a family friend, has had a big impact on his career.
NHL team: Montreal Canadiens NHL player: Milan Lucic Shootout move: Triple deke Goal celebration: Rollercoaster (hands up) Video game: NHL Hits 2003 Movie: Green Street Hooligans TV show: 24/7 - Road to the Winter Classic Actor: Mark Wahlberg Cartoon: The Simpsons Website: Stumbleupon.com Restaurant: Outback Steakhouse Sport (other than hockey): Rugby Breakfast food: Tim Hortons Superhero: Superman
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round