Robert Thomas

Birthplace: Aurora, ON, Canada
Position: C
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 176
NHL Draft: 2017: 1st Round, 20th Overall by St. Louis Blues

#36 by Riding Pine Hockey
#33 by Future Considerations
#23 by
#21 by ISS Hockey
#15 by McKeen’s Hockey
#22 by Central Scouting (NA Skaters)

Scouting Reports:
“Two-way center who identifies as a pure playmaker, Thomas is a cerebral and intelligent player who sees the ice well and in turn can find his teammates with ease, excellent passer and also displays good hands in tight; doesn’t shy away from contact and is willing to fight for loose pucks.” – Brandon Holmes, Riding Pine Hockey

“Thomas is a smart two-way, instinctive center. He is a solid skater and bursts from a standing position, possessing the leg strength to accelerate quickly and good lateral quickness. He’s a solid puck handler, who can pull off a deke to create an offensive chance. He is usually safe with the puck, however, reverting to a dump-and-chase strategy as the game situation changes. For a smaller player, he’s very aggressive in the corners, chasing down opponents on the forecheck, and he isn’t afraid to initiate physical contact against bigger players. He works hard along the boards, working the cycle well and doing a good job of controlling the puck under pressure. His passes are accurate and strong, allowing his teammates more time to make plays or get shots off. His confidence is also showing in his decision-making ability with the puck. He has great hand-eye coordination for corralling bouncing passes or tipping pucks. His shot isn’t overly dangerous, but it is hard, and he shoots smartly reading the goalie. He sees the ice well as he finds his open man and then skates hard for the open ice knowing he will get the puck back for a good scoring chance. In his defensive zone he plays a smart game, and utilizes some solid poke checking to break up plays. Despite being a solid defensive performer and offensive contributor, his best asset is his prowess on faceoffs where he utilizes a strong stick and quick reflexes to out muscle his opponents. He’s a tenacious and talented player, but his lack of physical strength is likely to hold him out of the first round of the draft.” – Future Considerations

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
 2008-2009 Toronto Pro Hockey Brick Invitational 5 0 2 2 2
 2014-2015 York Simcoe Express Mn Mdgt AAA ETAMMHL 34 18 27 45 22
York Simcoe Express Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 4 3 2 5 0
St. Andrew’s College CISAA 1 0 0 0 0
Team OMHA White OGC-16 5 4 2 6 0
 2015-2016 London Knights OHL 40 3 12 15 0
Team Blue U17-Dev 3 0 1 1 2
London Knights M-Cup 4 0 1 1 0
Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 0
 2016-2017 London Knights OHL 66 16 50 66 26

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