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Sports Digest (July 27): Capitals give Wilson six-year contract

Sports Digest (July 27): Capitals give Wilson six-year contract

The Washington Capitals completed their last major piece of offseason business Friday by finalizing a new contract for Tom Wilson, the physical right wing who had a career year during the team's run to its first Stanley Cup . In a deal long expected, Washington will pay Wilson an average of $5.17 million over six seasons, according to a news release the team sent Friday night. Wilson's 14 goals, 21 assists and 15:59 average ice time during the regular season were career highs. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound player scored five goals and added 10 assists during the postseason, where his most memorable moment might have been his hit on the Pittsburgh Penguins' Zach...

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