2009-10: Tom Wilson scored 44 goals with 61 assists and 140 penalty minutes in 73 games for the Toronto Junior Canadiens. He was selected by the Plymouth Whalers in the 2nd round (27th overall) of the 2010 OHL Priority Draft.
2010-11: Wilson skated in 28 games in his first OHL season with Plymouth and played for Team Ontario in the 2011 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 3 goals with 3 assists and was an even plus/minus with 71 penalty minutes. Plymouth advanced to the second round after finishing third in the West Division but Wilson did not play any playoff games. In four games at the WHC he had 1 assist with 6 penalty minutes.
2011-12: Wilson led the Plymouth Whalers in penalty minutes during the regular season and was the team's second-leading scorer in the OHL playoffs. He had 141 penalty minutes in just 49 games, finishing plus-17 with 9 goals and 18 assists. After finishing first in the West in the regular season, the Whalers advanced to the second round. In 13 playoff games Wilson scored 7 goals with 6 assists and was plus-ten with 39 penalty minutes. Wilson was ranked 15th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.
Wilson projects as a power forward with some potential for offensive contributions. At 6-4 and 200 pounds, Wilson already has good size, and he isn't afraid to make use of his size advantage. And there is room for him to add some muscle to his frame. Wilson's skating is adequate, good enough for him to cause some havoc in the offensive zone. What remains to be seen is whether the big winger can develop his offensive skills – it will be the difference between Wilson being a top 6 forward or a 4th-line energy player.
Wilson will likely spend another year in juniors beyond 2012-13, but could play in the AHL as soon as next season.