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Capitals re-sign Tom Wilson to $31.02 million, 6-year deal

July 28, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have re-signed right winger Tom Wilson to a $31.02 million, six-year deal.

The contract carries a $5.17 million salary-cap hit through the 2023-24 season. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the move Friday night.

Signing Wilson was the final need on the Stanley Cup champions’ offseason checklist. The 24-year-old was their final restricted free agent.

Wilson had 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points last season. MacLellan called Wilson a unique player for his mix of skill and physicality and said he’s just entering his prime.

In 391 regular-season NHL games, the Toronto native has 35 goals and 69 assists. The 2012 first-round pick became a top-line winger this past season playing with captain Alex Ovechkin.

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