Thomas

 

Christian Thomas, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-9

Weight: 170

Born: 1992-05-26

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Drafted: 2010 by New York Rangers, 40th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

February 2014 - Thomas just had a two-game cup of coffee with the Canadiens. He did not have a chance to do much as he averaged just seven minutes of ice time per game. He is now back in Hamilton where he is having a successful season so far with five goals and 14 points in 23 contests. The Canadiens' minor-league forwards have not been lighting up the score sheet so Thomas' production is a good sign. Eric Daoust

 

September 2013 - After getting a long look at training camp Thomas was one of the team's final cuts. He will start the season with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. Eric Daoust

 

September 2013 - Thomas has been placed on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Rene Bourque in training camp. He is obviously replacing the injured Brian Gionta on the trio but the fact that he was chosen for the spot over other prospects could be an indication of where he stands in the call-up order and how he will be used when he gets his chance in Montreal. Eric Daoust

 

July 2013 - Thomas was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for prospect Danny Kristo. This does not change much in terms of his fantasy potential but the Canadiens do have a need for scoring wingers. Eric Daoust

 

March 2013 - After scoring 129 goals over his last three OHL seasons, the Rangers were hoping to see Thomas top a point every two games and flirt with 20 goals as an AHL rookie. So far so good, that's about what he's delivered, which paves the way for a big breakout as an AHL sophomore in 2013-14. Eric Daoust

 

February 2012 – Christian Thomas is a small, speedy forward with a quick release on his shot. The son of former NHLer Steve Thomas likes to compete hard and is not afraid to battle in tough areas despite his small size. Thomas has led the Oshawa Generals in scoring for the past three seasons, and managed to finish sixth in the OHL points race last season. There is no doubt Thomas is very skilled offensively, but his ability to compete based on size and strength remain question marks at the NHL level. Thomas Wall

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

 

If Thomas proves he can compete with the bigger bodies in the NHL, he may carry fantasy relevance in the next three or four years.

 

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Couple of great goals by Thomas:

 

 

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