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Toronto native will not be coming home next summer after signing a massive extension with the Capitals


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Mike Armenti
August 4, 2023  (10:43)
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Washington Capitals forward, Tom Wilson, was set to enter the final year of his 6-year, $31M contract this season and would have been one of the top free agents next summer if he had made it to free agency. However, the Capitals have announced on Friday that Wilson is off the market after agreeing to a 7-year extension with the team.

Wilson and the Caps agreed to terms on a 7-year deal, worth a whopping $45.5M on Friday, which carries a $6.5M AAV, which will have him under contract through the 2030-31 season. Capitals GM Brian MacLellan issued the following statement regarding the massive extension:
"Tom possesses all the intangibles needed to win in this League and we are extremely pleased to sign him to a long-term contract, giving him the opportunity to finish his career in a Capitals' uniform. Throughout his career, Tom has improved every facet of his game through his drive and competitiveness. We feel his work ethic and leadership qualities will be a tremendous asset to our organization for years to come." - MacLellan on Wilson re-upping with the Caps on a new long-term deal

Wilson, 29, had to have his ACL totally reconstructed last summer after suffering an injury in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. His injury limited him to just 33 games last year, in which he still managed to produce 13 goals and 22 points.
The deal provides Wilson with a modest raise over the $5.166M AAV that he had carried on his last deal.
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