Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was one of the main reasons why the Caps beat his hometown team in the first round of the 2017 playoffs. After Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock called Wilson not a “big” concern, Wilson erupted in the series for three goals, including the game-winning overtime tally in Game One.
But that was all water under the bridge when Wilson met up with his Toronto neighbors last week. You would think it would be awkward and neighborhood kids would never want to speak to Wilson again. Instead, the children threw Wilson a massive street party and hosted a bike parade.
Always fun to come home to the support from my friends in Toronto. Thanks to my neighbours at the street party last Saturday! pic.twitter.com/69Dnnqo6F1
— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) June 14, 2017
Wilson tweeted a photo Wednesday of the party that was thrown on Saturday. While holding up a neon-colored sign with a letter on it, the neighborhood kids spelled out a heartwarming message – GREAT SEASON TOM.
This isn’t the first interaction Wilson has had with local kids back home. On May 28, Wilson returned back to his former elementary school, John Ross Robertson, to sign autographs and take photos with children during the school’s popular Fun Fair.
After the Bike Parade, Wilson left for a vacation in the Neatherlands with girlfriend Taylor Pischke.
Photo: @taylorpischke on Snapchat
Wilson finished the regular season with 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists).
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