Capitals re-sign Tom Wilson to $31.02 million, 6-year deal

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson speaks to the media, Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The Capitals will host the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday night in Washington. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have re-signed right winger Tom Wilson to a $31.02 million, six-year deal.

The contract carries a $5.17 million salary-cap hit through the 2023-24 season. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the move Friday night.

Signing Wilson was the final need on the Stanley Cup champions’ offseason checklist. The 24-year-old was their final restricted free agent.

Wilson had 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points last season. MacLellan called Wilson a unique player for his mix of skill and physicality and said he’s just entering his prime.

In 391 regular-season NHL games, the Toronto native has 35 goals and 69 assists. The 2012 first-round pick became a top-line winger this past season playing with captain Alex Ovechkin.

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