Tom Wilson became the fastest forward in Washington Capitals history to play 500 career games against the Carolina Hurricanes, Monday.
The Caps honored Wilson with a tribute video during the first period.
500! They grow up so fast…
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 13, 2020
The video starts with Wilson smiling after being selected by the Capitals in Pittsburgh during the 2012 NHL Draft. It then recaps the Toronto native’s career with highlight-reel hits, fights, and goals. And of course, the Caps show Willy Baby lifting the Stanley Cup.
After the video played on the Capital One Arena jumbotron, the supportive Caps crowd gave Wilson a standing ovation. Wilson waved back as his teammates stood and banged their sticks against the boards in salute.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 14, 2020
Wilson is the third-fastest player from the 2012 NHL Draft and in Capitals history overall to reach the mark.
Tonight, Tom Wilson will become the youngest forward in franchise history to play in 500 games. pic.twitter.com/Vmg8G5NFcr
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 13, 2020
Way to go, Willy.
Mr. 500🤩 pic.twitter.com/pvtLll3vyw
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) January 13, 2020
Headline photo: NBC Sports Washington
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