When George McPhee selected Tom Wilson at #16 in this past year’s draft, the Washington Capitals GM said he was enamored with Wilson’s toughness and offensive upside. The six-foot, four-inch behemoth performed for the Plymouth Whalers during the playoffs, scoring 7 goals and 6 assists in 13 playoff games. He also opened some eyes during last year’s CHL Top Prospects game, breaking his knuckle in a fight against Dalton Thrower.
Well, he did it again. This time, Wilson broke his knuckle in a fight with Mitchell Fitzmorris, where he TKO’d the Kingston Frontenacs’ left wing out with a haymaker.
Video below the jump.
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Wilson lands his right, he skates off the ice shaking his hand, apparently in pain.
Earlier Thursday, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that the Caps prospect would be forced to sit out two to three weeks to recover. It’s awful timing as Wilson was having a great start to the season, tallying 2 goals and 8 assists in Plymouth’s first 8 games. He also was recently selected to play in the Subway Super Series, a six-game competition between all-stars from Canada and Russia, which begins November 5th.
But hey, lesson learned: Stop punching guys who wear face shields.
Check out The Hockey News’ feature above on Wilson that they just released this week. It includes an interview with Wilson and video of some of his biggest hits this season.