Wilson was the final restricted free agent for the Capitals to take care of this off-season, as they are just about done with moves after losing head coach Barry Trotz to the New York Islanders. The 24-year-old recorded 14 goals and 21 assists last season, and MacLellan stated that he believes that the right wing is just now entering his prime.
The Capitals selected Wilson in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft and the Canadian has since recorded 35 goals and 69 assists in 391 regular season games. He has played in all 82 games in three of his five NHL seasons, and missed just four games this past year, but still posted career highs in goals and assists. His durability and production is great for Washington, but that added physicality that he brings to the ice is always good for a Stanley Cup team.