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Tom Wilson was once a child and then had a glow up

Tom Wilson was once a child and then had a glow up

Right winger Tom Wilson has been with the Capitals since they drafted him at 16th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. In the six seasons and 454 NHL games since then, Wilson has tallied 144 points (57 G, 87 A) , +33 plus/minus rating, 934 penalty minutes and one heck of a glow up.

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2012 Scouting Combine 👶🏻 ➡️ 🧔🏻

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In the first photo, you see 18-year-old Tom, playing for the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) at the time. Willy ranked within the top 10 overall for 17 of 29 fitness tests in the 2012 NHL Scouting Combine, including tied for first overall for pull strength (312 pounds, tied Branden Troock, most recently of the ECHL's Maine Mariners). At 16th overall, the Washington Capitals opted for this 6'4" forward that weighed 194 pounds and was once voted "Best Body Checker" in the OHL.

In the second photo, you see Tom Wilson's most recent headshot for the Washington Capitals. Sometimes referred to as "Top Line Tommy," Washington's fan-favorite heartthrob has gone through quite the glow-up since first rocking the red.

Some of the most popular comments came from teammates and other famous hockey players. 

Andre Burakovsky chirped his teammate for even posting the two side-by-side.

Fellow Caps right wing T.J. Oshie had a self-depricating comment on Willy's facial hair situation.

Rounding out the golden replies is former Penguin and Coyote, now NHL media personality Paul "Biz Nasty" Bissonnette.

We are just thankful to have been witnesses for the transformation. A caterpillar to a butterfly, if you will.

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Tom Wilson thanks healthcare workers, reflects on Caps' season in Instagram post

Tom Wilson thanks healthcare workers, reflects on Caps' season in Instagram post

Saturday, April 5, was supposed to be the Capitals 2019-20 regular season finale.

But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL has been suspended since mid-March. There's nothing but uncertainty ahead.

For Capitals forward Tom Wilson, being at home on Saturday night instead of taking the ice for the team's season finale resonated with him. Wilson took to Instagram to post a reflective photo, calling it a privilege to wear the Capitals uniform and thanking everyone that is doing a part to help combat the spread of the virus.

"Feels weird to think our last regular season game would have been played last night," Wilson wrote. "With the future uncertain, it is sometimes nice to reflect. It is a privilege to wear this jersey every night we play. I hope everyone is staying safe and thank you to everyone who is working so hard to keep us safe."

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Wilson has been using his unexpected off time to give back to the community. Earlier this week, Wilson delivered an inspirational message and sent gifts to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to help children going through unforeseen changes due to the pandemic.

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Watch T.J. Oshie teach his daughter Lyla how to ride a bike

Watch T.J. Oshie teach his daughter Lyla how to ride a bike

Despite the circumstances, the past few weeks have been an exciting time for the Oshie family.

Just over two weeks ago, Capitals forward T.J. Oshie and his wife, Lauren, welcomed their third child into the world, Campbell.

But on Sunday, it was the couple's oldest child, Lyla, that stole the show.

Lyla, who just turned six last month, accomplished something that she will remember for years to come: learning how to ride a bike.  

How adorable is that?

As Lyla bikes up the driveway, T.J. is a step behind her, making sure she doesn't fall. The Caps winger had an ear-to-ear grin on his face, such a proud dad.

With the NHL season on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, hopefully more Papa Oshie content comes as a result.

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