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With the 16th selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected Tom Wilson of the Plymouth Whalers. Wilson is a right winger and projects to be a rugged power forward who hits hard and plays rough. Wilson is 6’4 and more physically developed than most players of his age, and is an excellent open-ice checker, winning the OHL award for best body checker last year. The Capitals will select next in the third round.

  • Jeremiah

    so the caps needs were more centers and defensemen and they took two right wings. personally was hoping for olli maata for this pick but hopefully this one works out and isn’t another joe finlay

  • The Caps had an excellent first round. Don’t fret. btw, Wilson was also runner-up for hardest worker in the OHL

  • Steven Barrett

    And hey, he is already accustomed to beating down Blue Shirts. I like this guy, already!

  • Hokaheyhockey

    Ooh yeah Tommy boy can throw and take ’em — sweet! But I thought we needed another center and more defensemen…..

  • Alfie Alexander

    We just picked up Mike Ribeiro….that pretty much solidifies the center position. (Backstrom, Ribeiro, Laich, MoJo)

  • no way Mojo is 4th line center. I also think they let Laich go back to wing. Mojo will either be 2nd line winger or 3rd line center

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