Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 
SHARE

Capitals sign first-round pick Tom Wilson

Thursday, 07.19.2012 / 9:41 AM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Capitals sign first-round pick Tom Wilson
The Washington Capitals on Thursday signed forward Tom Wilson, their top pick in last month's NHL Draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Washington Capitals on Thursday signed forward Tom Wilson, their top pick in last month's NHL Draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Wilson, 18, was drafted in the first round (No. 16) by the Capitals after entering the draft rated 15th overall among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. He had nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points along with 141 penalty minutes in 49 games with Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League in 2011-12, then added seven goals and six assists for 13 points in 13 OHL playoff games.

The 6-foot-4, 203-pounder won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, scoring 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 recently completed his first Capitals Development Camp last week and is expected to play for Plymouth of the OHL next season. He will earn $832,500 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level, with bonuses, after he turns pro.

DEADLINE DAY DEALS
Player/s Team Team Player/s
Stewart
MORE
2017 pick
Wisniewski,
2015 pick

MORE
Bourque,
Karlsson,
2015 pick
Zidlicky
MORE
Cond. picks
Petry
MORE
2015 picks
View all trades
Quote of the Day

I don't have a crystal ball. Predicting is a real complicated thing. If we stay healthy, have enough depth and get the good goaltending we think we're going to have, you can go all the way. But a lot of things have to happen. There's going to be a lot of teams that think the same thing. Everyone made deals. We're all are optimistic about where we'll end up.

— Rangers general manager Glen Sather after being asked if he's constructed a team that can win the Stanley Cup before their 4-1 win against the Predators on Monday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series GigaPixel