Tom Wilson got into two fights during Monday’s rookie
rodeo game against the Philadelphia Flyers, chipping a tooth in the process. While dental misadventures are fairly common for hockey players, the 19-year-old winger had good reason to tell fans about it.
Chipped my first tooth against Philly today. Finally a hockey player #sorrymom
— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) September 9, 2013
“I already got them fixed,” he said on Tuesday, just a day after it happened (see photos on Russian Machine Never Breaks). The Capitals hosted an Open House at Verizon Center, where Wilson, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.
The weirdest thing Wilson signed? “I almost signed a baby,” he joked, before acknowledging he’d only been asked to sign the usual — mostly jerseys and T-shirts. No dentures.
Wilson will join the Capitals in training camp on Thursday.