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2017 NHL Draft First Rounders: Robert Thomas

By Marshall Mackinder on June 23, 2017

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Thomas is a very underrated goal scorer with great all around skill set. He has the tools to be a productive player in St. Louis, who selected him 20th in the NHL Entry Draft.

Robert Thomas - London Knights (OHL)
Position: C
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 185 lbs.
Shoots: Right
Born: July 2, 1999 – Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Draft – 2015 OHL Draft – Round #2 (26th overall) by London Knights
Robert Thomas is another name to remember coming out of the Knights program. He is a smooth playmaking Centre who has good speed and a real soft touch with the puck. Always thinking pass first and has tripled his point production from last season. Plays a key role on the power play and penalty kill, earning that extra time by never giving up on plays. He has real slick hands and can stickhandle through defenders keeping his head up while still making a pass going at top speed. Has a real deceptive shot that he should start using more. Has worked on his two-way game and has been effective in the face off circle. A future captain who plays with passion and leaves it all on the ice 

DID YOU KNOW? Thomas was drafted out of the York-Simcoe Express Minor Midget Program where has was Assistant Captain in the 2014-15 season and tallied 18 goals and 45 points leading the Express to the OMHA Finals where they settled for a Silver Medal. Thomas was one of eight players from the Express drafted in the 2015 OHL Draft in the spring following their success of the 2014-15 season.

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By Marshall Mackinder| June 23, 2017
Categories:  Major Junior|Events
Keywords:  London KnightsNHL DraftOHL

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