Tom Wilson - Plymouth Whalers
6'4" - 200 LBS
D.O.B. March 29, 1994
After recording 44 goals and 61 assists for the Toronto Jr Canadiens during the 2009-2010 season, Wilson became a second round pick, 27th overall, of the Plymouth Whalers in the 2010 OHL Priority Draft. Wilson had an injury plagued season his rookie year appearing in just 28 games and recording 3 goals and 3 assists for the Whalers.
After signing Wilson, Whalers' GM and Head Coach Mike Vellucci had this to say about Wilson : "We feel he's the best power forward in his age group," Vellucci said. "We're looking forward to having him make a positive impact on our club and contribute right away."
At 6'4" Wilson possesses tremendous size which he uses to his advantage. He seems to relish the physical game, uses his size to battle along the boards, drive to the net, and park himself in front of opposing goaltenders to cause havoc. Once he adds some bulk to his frame, he'll be a force.
Wilson has a finishing touch. They may not always be the prettiest goals, but he knows just what to do and where to go to clean up the trash and deposit pucks into the net. He has already established a strong two way game. His skating is above average. We can't say enough about his physicality.
For us, Wilson has been on a steady climb up the rankings of draft eligible players and if he continues to do all the little things right, he'll keep on climbing. His dedication and work ethic should keep him on track.
Wilson was a member of Team Ontario's gold medal winning squad at the 2011 World Under 17 Hockey Chanllenge.