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The Noon Countdown: Major Tom

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Counting down the days to the 2015-16 season with a look at Tom Wilson's fisticuffs last season

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12 - Number of days remaining until the 2015-16 season. But it's also...

...the number of fighting majors assessed to Tom Wilson last season (with another picked up in the playoffs). That accounted for almost half of the team's 31 fighting majors last year, which put them into a tie with the Oilers, Stars and Flyers for seventh-most in the League. It also led all Caps, checking in at four more than Michael Latta's season fight total. Wilson and Latta were the only Caps to accumulate more than three fighting majors during the 2014-15 season.

Wilson was one of just ten players League-wide to crack double digits in that department... although it was two fewer than the total he put up in his rookie season. That number will hopefully drop even more if Wilson does what both he and the Caps are hoping he's able to do, and take his game to a new level - preferably one that keeps him out of the penalty box.