Since he wrote the draft for the National Hockey League (NHL) in 2012, Tom Wilson has become a great player for the Washington Capitals. He plays professionally in the league as a right-winger and it is the same wing he plays on for his home country Canada. Find out everything you need to know about the Capitals player.
Tom Wilson Biography
He was born on 29 March 1994 in Toronto, Ontario, as Thomas Wilson. He was born into a parental home that was no stranger to hockey as such, so it only made sense for him to grow up with a love for the sport and decide to try it in life. Like his father, Keven Wilson was a hockey player.
Wilson grew up alongside his older brother Peter in Toronto. Since he was only two years old, their father introduced the two boys to playing hockey in the backyard of their house in Toronto, where he built an ice rink for them. Not much is known about the mother of Tom Wilson – Neville Wilson.
For his education, he attended Plymouth High School. Although he has always been thinking about playing hockey, his parents made sure that he also gave priority to his education. As a result, he excelled in his studies with A grades, while also making it as a player.
Tom now plays in the United States while his family, including his brother, still lives in Toronto. However, they came to the United States to witness his first game after he started playing for the Washington Capitals in 2013.
Professional Career and Stats
Before he made it to the NHL, Tom Wilson played for the U-17 team of Canada-Ontario, with whom he won the gold medal at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge. As an amateur, he also played for the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). With good statistics, 23 goals and 58 points, it was clear that he was on the advance.
As a professional, he started in 2013 in the NHL against the New York Rangers. That was in game 5 of the Cup playoffs.
The young man, who would become known for some controversy on the field, would have a great career.
Looking at his statistics, Wilson played 82 games, scored 3 goals, and scored 10 assists in his first season in the league. The next season he played in 67 games, scoring 4 goals and 13 assists. In the 2015/2016 season, he played 82 games, scoring 7 times with 16 assists.
In the 2016/2017 season, Tom Wilson again played in 82 games, scored 7 goals and provided 12 assists. In the 2017/2018 season, he showed an exceptional performance with 14 goals and 21 assists from 78 games. With penalty minutes he was always in the top 10.
Girlfriend and Dating
In 2015 there were some reports that connected the hockey player and the singer Selena Gomez, who had been in a back and forth relationship with another Canadian, Justin Bieber. The reports indicated that the then 23-year-old singer had a crush on the then 21-year-old hockey player.
However, Wilson had previously had a relationship with Taylor Pischke, a Canadian volleyball player.
Interestingly, Wilson and Taylor Pischke are still together as a couple after years. Apart from her, it is not known that the right-winger of the Washington capitals is public with any woman.
Tom Wilson is a player who has it in terms of height and body weight. Like many other players in the NHL, he is tall and well built. Thanks to his stature, he would have been successful in many other sports if he had chosen a side game beyond hockey or baseball and football that he plays a little bit.
Expressed in numbers, Tom stands on a massive 6 feet 4 inches and his body weight is 218 lbs. Although his general body measurements were not given, you can bet he is an intimidating player who has been described as dirty to opponents. He has been suspended more than five times in his career to date, including one incident in which Zach Aston-Reese suffered a broken jaw and concussion after a shoulder to head hit.