Tom Wilson Opens Up About His Future With the Capitals

Julien Trekker
April 17, 2023  (11:04)

A sour mood probably lingers among Washington Capitals players, as they find themselves out of the playoffs for the first time since 2014.

The team's management hinted a possible rebuild by doing several key moves at the trade deadline.
While the Capitals' leadership core remains intact for now, significant changes have already occurred, and more can be expected over the summer.
In order to regain their competitive edge next season, the Caps have little choice but to embrace change.
Tom Wilson, the team's enforcer, is one player who could potentially be on the move at the next trade deadline or even this summer. Entering the final year of his 6-year contract, Wilson becomes eligible for an extension on July 1st.
As the Capitals consider rebuilding, they'll need to determine whether Wilson is part of their long-term plans or if they'll cut ties with him. Recently, Wilson weighed in on the topic.

Wilson Opens Up About His Future with the Capitals

In a heartfelt statement, Wilson expressed his deep affection for the team and his desire to remain a Capital.
"I'm not a guy that's going to play hardball or say that I don't want to be here. Everyone knows I love it here and want to be here.

No matter what happens, I want to help this city win games. Who knows what the summer holds or what next year will bring, but I believe if I do my job and we start winning games with the team playing well, there won't be many doubts. Success in the playoffs has a way of resolving uncertainties.

Of course, there's always the business side of things, and unforeseen circumstances can arise, whether it involves me or the team. You never know what might happen.

But personally, I can't see myself ever suiting up for another team. I don't want that to happen. Stranger things have occurred, though. It's all part of the game and the life of a professional athlete. I love it here, and I'm hopeful everything works out."
There you have it, folks! Wilson is committed to staying in Washington and will do whatever it takes to make that happen.
At 29 years old, Wilson still has plenty of quality hockey in him. If the Capitals decide to trade him, they can expect a solid return.