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Counting down the days until the 2014-15 season with a look at one 2013-14 rookie's low shot total

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63 - Number of days remaining until the Caps open the 2014-15 season. But it's also...

...the number of shots on goal registered by Tom Wilson in his rookie season last year. Not only was that the second-fewest shots on goal for any skater who played in 82 games last season (Patrick Bordeleau, 37), but also the fewest for any rookie who played 82 games since the 2004-05 lockout. (Of course, Wilson put plenty of shots of another type on target in 2013-14.) Look for Wilson to get more minutes - and more shots on goal - in 2014-15... somehow.