Washington Capitals select Thomas Wilson with 16th pick in NHL Draft

 

The Washington Capitals selected Thomas Wilson with the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. 

A Toronto native, Wilson has been coined as a two-way power forward whose size and strength are his greatest attributes. His aggressive style combined with his determination makes an impact in all phases of the game.

The 6’4, 203-pound, winger spent two years in the Ontario Hockey League with the Plymouth Whalers and scored 33 points in 77 games. While those numbers might not give much insight into the type of forward Wilson is, his penalty minutes certainly do.

In his first year with the Whalers, he had 71 penalty minutes. In his second, he’d nearly doubled that number and has a combined 212 minutes in the sin bin over the past two seasons.

At only 18 years of age, Wilson has a keen sense of where the puck is on the ice at all times and is known for his ability to move the puck to create room for himself or his teammates. If his skating continues to improve, he could potentially grow into a dangerous player for opponents.