Wilson was signed to a two-year, $4 million extension Thursday, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports. Wilson had his most productive season with the Capitals with seven goals and 23 points in all 82 games. The rugged winger added 163 penalty minutes and 253 hits as well while logging 12:55 of ice time per game. With the addition of Lars Eller, Wilson should continue to have an impact in deeper leagues that recognize his fighting and hitting prowess in 2016-17 as he continues to develop his offensive game, but he may be a reach in standard leagues.
Wilson received a qualifying offer from Washington on Monday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. Wilson will remain a restricted free agent, but could still sign with another team if he receives on offer that the Capitals are unwilling to match. The winger recorded career-highs in goals (7), assists (16), and shots on goal (99) this past season, which has should earn him a more substantial contract. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old was missing in action during the postseason as he registered a lone assist and 13 PIM in 12 outings. An up and coming talent for the organization, fantasy owners may want to keep an eye on his development to see if he continues to improve.
Wilson has been fined $2,403.67 after kneeing the Penguins' Conor Sheary in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal on Thursday. The hit was delivered early in the third period and temporarily knocked Sheary out of the game. Wilson plays on the edge and occasionally goes over, his hit on Sheary being a perfect example. The fact that Sheary didn't suffer a serious injury is likely the reason that Wilson wasn't suspended, something the Capitals forward should be very grateful for heading into Game 2.
Wilson posted an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Ottawa. Wilson made a quick feed to Mike Richards off a bad turnover along the boards to give Washington the first goal of the game. Moved down to the fourth line, the 21-year-old winger is still struggling to find a consistent role on the team even though he's logging more ice time this season. His contributions in peripheral stats like hits and blocked shots give him value in deeper formats, but he hasn't emerged as a valuable contributor in standard leagues as of yet.
Wilson had an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes. Wilson also picked up a minor penalty and three hits. The helper marks his first point in the last five games giving him five goals and 19 points in 58 games. While this is a career-high, his greatest value lies in deeper leagues that count hits and penalty minutes, as Wilson is second in the league in the latter with 126 on the season.
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