Each year, Panini America allows NHL rookies to do something special- they let them draw. They are handed a card, some magic markers, and allowed to take a trip down memory lane and draw pictures, just like we all used to do back in arts and crafts.

Tom Wilson decided to draw about his three favorite things: The Capitals, his friends, and Canada. Surprised he didn’t work kicking butt into this somehow.

Washington Capitals. Picture courtesy of Panini America
Picture courtesy of Panini America

The “T” in Capitals is a little messed up, but other than that, a very nice drawing!

Tom and "his boys". Wilson showing off his stick figure drawing skills on this one. Photo courtesy of Panini America.
Tom and “his boys”. Wilson showing off his stick figure drawing skills on this one. Photo courtesy of Panini America.

Appropriately, Tom Wilson made himself much taller than everything else in the picture, including the tree. Whoever Boone apparently either has an afro or just got a perm. Manny (?) either has a mohawk or he’s a unicorn.

 

Photo courtesy of Panini America
Photo courtesy of Panini America

Tom Wilson’s maple leaf looks more like some kind of weapon, but overall another pretty good drawing!

On the back of each card is his autograph.

Photo courtesy of Panini America
Tom Wilson’s autograph. Photo courtesy of Panini America

If you want to check out all the drawings from this year’s rookie class, you can check them out here. I recommend checking them out, it’s pretty awesome to see hockey players draw like little kids.

If these are for sale, you now know what I want for Christmas.