Capitals Insider: Tom Wilson


Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Capitals season review: Bottom six forwards

A look at the players on the third and fourth lines.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr, Forwards, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Joel Ward, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:43 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Patrick Wey suffers apparent head injury in fight with Predators’ Rich Clune

The rookie defenseman’s first NHL fight resulted in him being unable to finish Sunday’s game.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:43 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Preds, Fighting, Head injuries, Injuries, Patrick Wey, Tom Wilson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/23/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout win against the Sharks

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Sharks, Chris Brown, Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Penalty Kill, Shootouts, Tom Wilson

Posted at 02:03 AM ET, 03/15/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Vancouver

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over Vancouver.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:03 AM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Canucks, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Five thoughts, Groin injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Sochi, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:46 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov records three assists against Canucks (video)

In his third game, 21-year-old forward Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded his first three NHL points.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:46 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canucks, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over Winnipeg

Notes and observations from Washington’s win.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Jets, Five thoughts, Julien Brouillette, Patrick Wey, Tom Wilson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Tom Wilson learning to balance physicality, smart play

A recent hit reminded the Capitals rookie that his presence will bring scrutiny from officials.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:42 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, penalties, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Chemistry between Jay Beagle, Tom Wilson pays off for Caps

The hard-working fourth liners contributed to two of the Capitals’ six goals in back-to-back games last weekend.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Line combinations, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:09 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Tom Wilson’s unnecessary penalty costs Capitals in ugly loss

Every Capital made mistakes Friday night, but the rookie winger’s was particularly damaging.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:09 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Blue Jackets, penalties, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Adam Oates sees similarities between Joe Thornton, Tom Wilson

Like Tom Wilson, Sharks captain Joe Thornton was seldom used in his rookie season too.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sharks, Tom Wilson

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Tom Wilson churns through rookie season as fourth-liner

The 19-year-old right wing averages the lowest ice time of all NHL rookies who have played at least 35 games this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:35 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Forwards, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Tom Wilson: ‘When you hit a guy hard and clean, you’ve got to be ready’ to fight

The Capitals rookie wasn’t surprised when he was challenged by a Buffalo forward after delivering a big but clean hit Sunday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Sabres, Fighting, Tom Wilson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/28/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Rangers

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win over the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Tom Wilson

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Tom Wilson on his hit against Brayden Schenn: ‘I cost the team the game’

The Capitals’ rookie makes his first comments about his hit and disciplinary hearing.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Philipp Grubauer to start against Hurricanes

News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Lineups, Philipp Grubauer, Tom Wilson

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 12/19/2013

No suspension for Tom Wilson

Capitals rookie Tom Wilson was not suspended for his charging hit on Flyers’ Brayden Schenn in second period of Tuesday night’s loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:07 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Oates defends Tom Wilson as Capitals await NHL discipline ruling

Coach Adam Oates maintains that Brayden Schenn could have avoided the brunt of Tom Wilson’s hit.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Tom Wilson will have disciplinary hearing Thursday for hit on Brayden Schenn

The Capitals rookie could receive up to a five-game suspension for his hit.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:26 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-2 loss in Philadelphia

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Adam Oates on Tom Wilson’s hit against Brayden Schenn: ‘It’s a clean hit’

The Capitals and Flyers react to Wilson’s hit on Brayden Schenn.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, NHL discipline, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Capitals recall Patrick Wey, reassign Tyson Strachan to Hershey (updated)

News and notes from Thursday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Hershey Bears, Injuries, Michal Neuvirth, Patrick Wey, Practice update, Roster moves, Tom Wilson, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Capitals will not loan Tom Wilson to Team Canada for World Juniors

Tom Wilson will stay with the Capitals, rather than take part in the World Junior Championships in Sweden

By Katie Carrera  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, Tom Wilson, World Junior Championships

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Wilson, Schmidt grew up watching Ovechkin-Crosby rivalry

The rookies are eager for their first taste of the Capitals-Penguins rivalry and to be a part of a head-to-head Ovechkin-Crosby matchup.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, Nate Schmidt, Sidney Crosby, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 11/07/2013

The Capitals’ young fourth line

Coach Adam Oates hasn’t hesitated to sit veterans for what he believes is an increasingly reliable, though inexperienced, combination.

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:27 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Line combinations, Michael Latta, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Alex Ovechkin thinks rookie hazing is ‘stupid’

Alex Ovechkin and Adam Oates think serious rookie hazing has no place in the NHL.

By Barry Svrluga  |  01:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, capitals, Tom Wilson

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Tom Wilson scores first NHL goal, survives shaving cream attack

Capitals’ rookie Tom Wilson scored his first NHL goal Tuesday night -- and was victimized afterward.

By Barry Svrluga  |  09:44 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 10/26/2013

NHL rookies with entry-level contracts can pose dilemma

Keeping a rookie with junior eligibility on an NHL roster is a big decision, but those that earn more ice time early on tend to be worth the financial risk.

By  |  05:03 PM ET, 10/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Statistical analysis, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 10/20/2013

A look at the Capitals’ decision to keep Tom Wilson

It will take time to know whether the Capitals made the right move keeping Tom Wilson in the NHL this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:32 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps roster, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Capitals elect to keep Tom Wilson in the NHL

Tom Wilson is only getting fourth-line minutes but the Capitals believe it is best for his development to keep the rookie winger in the NHL.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Roster moves, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Adam Oates on Tom Wilson: 'I notice a difference in him all the time'

Tom Wilson made the opening night roster, but the Capitals decisions for the prospect's season doesn't end there.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:42 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Tom Wilson

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Tom Wilson, Connor Carrick and Michael Latta will all face Blackhawks

Projected lineups for tonight's season opener and other notes from the morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013-14 Season opener, Adam Oates, Chicago Blackhawks, connor carrick, Eric Fehr, Martin Erat, Michael Latta, Tom Wilson

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Is so much youth on the Caps' roster a bad thing?

Having so much youth and inexperience could hamper chances at taking the next step in the playoffs.

By Neil Greenberg  |  11:42 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  connor carrick, Statistical analysis, Tom Wilson

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Three rookies beat the odds to make Capitals' roster

Connor Carrick, Tom Wilson and Michael Latta exceeded expectations in training camp to make the Caps' roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  connor carrick, Michael Latta, Tom Wilson

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Capitals trade Mathieu Perreault to Anaheim

While they acquired a fourth round pick and a minor league prospect in exchange for Perreault, the Capitals real benefit from this move is salary cap space.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:10 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anaheim Ducks, Mathieu Perreault, Michael Latta, Roster moves, Tom Wilson, Trades

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Washington Capitals trim roster to 24 players

A series of moves Sunday leaves the Capitals with just one more cut to make before 5 p.m. Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  connor carrick, Dmitry Orlov, Joel Rechlicz, Michael Latta, Preseason, Roster moves, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 09/28/2013

Five thoughts from the Capitals' 6-3 win over the Flyers

Notes on Zac Rinaldo's hit on Mikhail Grabovski, Tom Wilson and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:23 AM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Capitals roster notes from George McPhee, Adam Oates as team enters final three preseason games

General Manager George McPhee and Coach Adam Oates discuss a number of subjects that offer a window into how they’ll shape the opening night roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps roster, George McPhee, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Lining up the Capitals’ lines

The possibilities and the pros and cons for the opening night lineup seem endlessly complicated.

By Chelsea Janes  |  05:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, capitals, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Joel Ward, Martin Erat, Mathieu Perreault, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals 5-4 shootout loss to the Blackhawks

Five thoughts on another preseason shootout loss, this one by a 5-4 count to Chicago at Verizon Center.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:53 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, connor carrick, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Tom Wilson

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Adam Oates on Tom Wilson: ‘I would like to keep him around us’

Coach believes that bringing Tom Wilson to the NHL this year would address a need for grit and size.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:26 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins

Thoughts on the ice, glass, Tom Wilson and more from the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Baltimore Hockey Classic, Five thoughts, Nathan Walker, Preseason, Tom Wilson

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Top questions facing the Capitals heading into training camp

A look at some of the top questions the Caps will answer over 18 days of training camp and eight preseason games.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Dmitry Orlov, Eric Fehr, Jack Hillen, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, John Erskine, Martin Erat, Steve Oleksy, Tom Wilson, Tomas Kundratek, Training Camp

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals rookie game

Caps prospects wrapped up rookie camp Monday with a 1-0 loss to the Flyers at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:55 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Burakovsky, Chandler Stephenson, connor carrick, Rookie camp, Tom Wilson

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 07/13/2013

Adam Oates: Caps want Tom Wilson to avoid bad habits

The Caps made a point to challenge Tom Wilson at development camp, where he was the only prospect in attendance with a shot of making the opening night roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:29 PM ET, 07/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Development camp, Tom Wilson

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Tom Wilson taking summer of increased expectations in stride

Checking in with gritty winger Tom Wilson, who is hoping to challenge for a roster spot with the Capitals this fall.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Development camp, George McPhee, Michael Latta, Tom Wilson

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 07/07/2013

Prospects to watch at Capitals' development camp

Five prospects to watch at Capitals' development camp, which runs Monday-Saturday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:44 PM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Burakovsky, Development camp, Nate Schmidt, Patrick Wey, Riley Barber, Tom Wilson

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Capitals season review: Forwards, Part II

A look at how the players on the third and fourth lines fared this season and what the future might hold.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:13 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Joel Ward, Joey Crabb, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Hendricks, offseason, Season breakdown, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Tom Wilson eager to make an impact for Caps

Tom Wilson made his NHL debut in the playoffs but that doesn't mean he's a lock to make the Capitals' opening-night roster next fall.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:07 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, offseason, Tom Wilson

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 05/11/2013

Tom Wilson makes a strong first impression with Capitals

Tom Wilson didn't play much in his NHL debut but still managed to demonstrate his toughness and skating ability to make a good first impression.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:47 PM ET, 05/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers Game 5, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Jay Beagle, Playoffs, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Tom Wilson set to make NHL debut in Game 5 vs. Rangers

Tom Wilson, who will make his NHL debut in Game 5 Friday against the Rangers, brings a blend of grit and offensive ability to the Capitals' lineup.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:19 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers Game 5, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Matt Hendricks, Playoffs, Tom Wilson

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Tom Wilson could make NHL debut in Game 5 against Rangers

Capitals prospect Tom Wilson was recalled from Hershey on Thursday and skated with the fourth line in practice. The 19-year-old right wing could make his NHL debut in Game 5 against the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:09 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Hershey Bears, Joey Crabb, Playoffs, Tom Wilson

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/30/2013

George McPhee on Caps prospects Kuznetsov, Forsberg and Wilson

A breakdown of General Manager George McPhee's comments on top prospects Evgeny Kuznetsov, Filip Forsberg and Tom Wilson.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evgeny Kuznetsov, Filip Forsberg, George McPhee, Prospects, Tom Wilson

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Caps return prospect Tom Wilson to OHL's Plymouth Whalers

After taking part in four days of training camp, Tom Wilson was returned to his junior team.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Tom Wilson will attend Caps training camp

Tom Wilson will attend Caps training camp

By Katie Carrera  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tom Wilson, Training Camp