June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Thomas Wilson poses for a photo after being selected as the second first round and number sixteen overall draft pick to the Washington Capitals in the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Yet another on the list of 2012 draft prospect that missed significant time due to injury during the 2011-12 season, he spent most the OHL campaign out with a sprained MCL and a broken knuckle. When he was healthy, he was a valuable member of the Whalers, recording 27 points (nine goals and 18 assists) in 27 games. A physical player, Wilson recorded 141 penalty minutes in 27 games. He was voted 'Best Body Checker' by an OHL Western Conference coaches poll.
Wilson, a native of Toronto, represented Canada at the 2011 Ivan Hnlinka Memorial Tournament, scoring three goals in five games to lead Canada to gold. He also represented Team Ontario and won a gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.