Photo credit: Plymouth Whalers
Caps 2012 first-round pick Tom Wilson (aka “The Ten Train”) has been a big factor in his team’s success of late. After coming back from a five-game suspension, Wilson — second on his team in points per game (1.19) — has been playing some inspired hockey.
Skating mostly on the first line with World Juniors gold medalists Vincent Trocheck (drafted by Florida) and Ryan Hartman (potential 2013 first-round selection), Wilson has tallied seven points in two games (three goals and four assists). In total, the Whalers’ first line has scored eight of the team’s 12 goals during that span and combined for 20 points overall. They are doing this without the services of one of their biggest stars, Rickard Rakell, who has played four games with Bruce Boudreau’s Pacific Division leading Anaheim Ducks.
Follow me past the jump, to check out video of Wilson’s monster games.
On Saturday against the Owen Sound Attack, the young power forward scored two goals and two assists for an OHL career-high of four points in a single game.
Wilson’s goals are at 1:37 and 4:40 marks. Assists are at 2:25 and 6:20 marks. (Video credit: Plymouth Whalers).
On Sunday, in a match-up with the Brampton Battalion, Wilson got two points in the first four minutes of the game. He later added another assist.
Wilson’s goal is 0:40 mark. Assists are at 0:20 and 1:35 marks. (Video credit: Brampton Battalion).