Washington Capitals season preview: Caps have all the right tools for the push
OCT 6, 10:41a ET | Tommy Chalk
Rotowire: Oct 5 / 8:18a ET
News: Wilson grabbed two assists during Sunday's 6-2 win over the Islanders.
Impact: Wilson also had a minor penalty and two hits. Wilson has had a fine preseason with a goal and three assists in four games. Add in his upside in peripheral stats like hits and penalty minutes, and the 21-year-old has some upside in deeper leagues as he may be emerging as one of the league's more impactful power forwards.
Rotowire: Sep 29 / 11:54a ET
News: Wilson assisted on Andre Burakovsky's power-play goal during Monday's 3-1 preseason win over the Islanders.
Impact: The third-year power-forward also fired three shots on goal and added two hits. Already an imposing physical presence, Wilson was challenged to work on his offensive game over the offseason, and the early returns are promising, as he has a goal and an assist in two preseason contests. With T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams ahead of him on the depth chart, Wilson will need to continue making an impact on more of the scoresheet than just the penalty minute columns if he wants to move up the Washington depth chart, but if his offensive skills continue to grow, he could emerge as a solid multi-category performer and thus has some sleeper potential heading into 2015-16.
Rotowire: Sep 22 / 10:49a ET
News: Wilson scored a goal during Washington's 2-0 win over Carolina on Monday.
Impact: Wilson made short work of a nice pass from defenseman Christian Djoos early in the third period to give the Capitals the game winning tally. Known more as a pugilist thus far in his career, the Capitals are hoping for more offense from the former first-round pick this season as Wilson is slated to start the season on the third line. Owning outstanding physical traits, Wilson has some sleeper potential if he can find a scoring touch and earn some power play time, so keep an eye on him in later rounds especially if your league counts hits and penalty minutes.