(Apparently, today is the day when everything Mike Vogel’s tweets becomes a story. Please follow Mike Vogel; he’s the best and he has good taste in music.)
So Vogel reports that Tom Wilson isn’t going anywhere:
GM George McPhee and coach Adam Oates have just informed #Caps Tom Wilson that he will stay in DC for the 2013-14 season.
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) October 18, 2013
The Capitals had until Wilson’s 9th game to choose to keep him in DC or assign him to Plymouth. The AHL was not an option.
The 19-year-old rookie will earn $925k on a $894k cap hit this season. It’s kind of complicated, so check out CapGeek for details.
Wilson has played 46.9 minutes on ice so far, averaging a team-low 6.6 minutes per game. His 18 hits is good for third best (behind Ovechkin and Brouwer). He has put just 8 shots on net so far this season, though that is five more than Marcus Johansson.
Wilson has been flanked so far by Martin Erat, a $4.5M veteran most expected to be playing in the top six.
Oates and McPhee seem to see something in Wilson that hasn’t been apparent on the ice yet. The good news is that Tom will have 75 more games to share with the rest of us.