Capitals Sign First Round Pick Tom Wilson
The Washington Capitals have announced that they have reached an agreement with the second of their first round picks, Tom Wilson. Wilson was drafted 16th overall by the Capitals. The contract is a standard three year NHL entry-level contract. He will earn $832,500 a year in the NHL, and $70,000 (with the potential for bonuses) in the AHL. I expect that he will spend at least a year in Hershey unless he wows everyone this season (which I wouldn’t be surprised if he did if he looks as good as he did in Development Camp). This contract will not go into effect until the 2013-2014 season, since Wilson has one year remaining on his current contract with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League.
If you want to read more about Wilson, here’s my player profile on him.