Selena Gomez may have herself a new little crush…so of course we have to know EVERYTHING about this guy who reportedly has her so smitten! Here are five fast facts about Tom Wilson, the hockey player who might just steal our girl’s heart.
Is Selena Gomez taking a dip into the vast pool of NHL hotties?! The singer has been getting her flirt on with Washington Capitals stud Tom Wilson via Instagram, according to a new report, and so we obviously had to check this possible suitor out. Get the scoop on Tom right here!
1. He’s always been focused on hockey
Tom decided to put education on the backburner to perfect his craft, and throughout his high school years, he played on two Junior League teams: The Toronto Junior Canadiens and the Plymouth Whalers. He also did a season with American Hockey League team the Hershey Bears and won a gold medal at the 2011 World U-17 Hockey Championships as part of Team Ontario.
2. He was a first round draft pick
Thanks to his success in the Juniors, Tom was drafted in the first round, the 16th pick overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 2012 NHL draft. However, he didn’t make his debut in the league until May 2013 during a Stanley Cup game playoffs game against the New York Rangers
3. He’s Canadian!
Hmm…Selena must like her guys to be from up north, huh?! Just like her on-off boyfriend, Justin Bieber, Tom is from Canada (he was born in Toronto). Not so surprising for a professional hockey player, right?
4. He’s got a connection to Julianne Hough
The “Same Old Love” singer reportedly met Tom through her pal Julianne Hough, who is engaged to fellow Capitals star, Brooks Laich. In a recent interview, Brooks even revealed that Tom is a huge fan of Julianne’s TV show Dancing With The Stars. Hmm…perhaps we could see him strap on his dancing shoes some day!?
5. He might have a girlfriend
Womp Womp. Unfortunately for Selly, it looks like Tom may already be taken! He’s been linked to volleyball player Taylor Pischke, 22, although they haven’t confirmed the relationship. We would LOVE to see Selena with a hot hockey player, so as long as Tom is single, we’re totally shipping this one! While we wait to find out what happens,
HollywoodLifers, do you think Selena and Tom would make a cute couple?!