Capitals Lock All-Star Forward Tom Wilson to a 7-Year, $45.5 Million Extension

Tom Wilson with the Washington Capitals in 2019.
Tom Wilson with the Washington Capitals in 2019. Photo by Triangle Sports Media/Shutterstock (10181224aw)

The Washington Capitals announced that they had locked their All-Star forward Tom Wilson to a seven-year extension. The agreement is worth $45.5 million and keeps Wilson with the organization through 2030-31.

Wilson previously had one year left on his deal and was set to hit free agency after the 2023-24 NHL season. He is set to earn $5.2 million in base salary this upcoming season.

Wilson played only 33 games last season as he dealt with a knee injury. He finished the campaign with 13 goals and nine assists for a total of 22 points. A year prior, the 29-year-old earned his first All-Star nod after contributing career-high 52 points.

“Throughout his career, Tom has improved every facet of his game through his drive and competitiveness,” said Washington’s general manager Brian MacLellan in a statement. “We feel his work ethic and leadership qualities will be a tremendous asset to our organization for years to come.”

Wilson also announced his extension on social media, writing that he is “extremely honored” to be able to continue his career with the Capitals.

“Being a Capital means so much to me, and I can’t wait to continue to compete and leave it all out there with this team. Thanks to the Caps family for the support,” he added.