Caps Lock Up Significant Piece Of Their Future

Published August 4, 2023 at 10:55

The Washington capitals have locked up a significant piece of their future today announcing that Tom Wilson has agreed to a agreed to a seven-year, $45.5 million extension.

"Tom possesses all the intangibles needed to win in this League and we are extremely pleased to sign him to a long-term contract, giving him the opportunity to finish his career in a Capitals' uniform," MacLellan said in a statement. "Throughout his career, Tom has improved every facet of his game through his drive and competitiveness. We feel his work ethic and leadership qualities will be a tremendous asset to our organization for years to come."

The 29 year old was entering the final year of his current deal and would have become a UFA at the end of next season. General manager Brian MacLellan stressed how important signing Wilson long-term was.

Wilson was clear on his stance of remaining at Capital at the end-of-season press conference in April.

«I'm not a guy that's going to play hardball or say that I don't want to be here,» Wilson said. «Everyone knows I love it here and I want to be here. No matter what happens, I want to help this city win games and I think ifI do my job and we start winning games and the team's playing well, there's not going to be a lot of question marks. You're in the playoffs, playing well, things take care of themselves.»

The 16th overall pick from the 2012 draft brings a mix of goal-scoring, physicality and tenacious that this team desperately needs. Wilson will lead the Capitals into the next phase with this aging roster.
August 4   |   31 answers
Caps Lock Up Significant Piece Of Their Future

Do you think Tom Wilson will be come the next captain of the Washington Capitals when Alex Ovechkin retires?

Yes, heart and soul of the team1135.5 %
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