|BIRTHPLACE:||Toronto, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||NYR: 2010-40 overall|
2011-12: Made his professional debut on Apr. 7 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. ... Tallied his first professional point with an assist, and added his first professional goal on Apr. 13 vs. Manchester. ... Registered a career-high, six shots on goal on Apr. 14 at Syracuse. ... Made his professional playoff debut on Apr. 19 at Bridgeport.
2011-12: Voted runner-up “Best Shot” in the 2011-12 Eastern Conference Coaches Poll. ... Led Oshawa in points (67) and power play goals (11), tied for first in goals (34) and tied for fourth in assists (33). ... Posted 17 multi-point performances, including five, three-point efforts. ... Posted an eight-game point streak from Jan. 21 vs. Kingston to Feb. 7 at Peterborough (five goals, six assists). ... Registered 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in a three-game stretch from Dec. 2 vs. Sarnia to Dec. 9 at Sudbury. ... Tallied a career-high, four assists on Dec. 4 vs. Peterborough. ... Notched a hat trick and added two assists for a career-high, five points on Dec. 2 vs. Sarnia ... Tied for third on the team in playoff goals (two) and fifth in playoff assists (two). 2010-11: Ranked first in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with 95 goals over the last two seasons, and eighth in scoring with 165 points over the span. ... Captured “Most Dangerous in Goal Area” and “Best Shot” honors in the 2010-11 Eastern Conference Coaches Poll and was voted runner-up in “Hardest Shot” after finishing second among all Canadian Hockey League (CHL) skaters with a career-high, 54 goals. ... He and his father, former NHL forward Steve Thomas, became the only father-son duo to record 50+ goals in an OHL campaign. ... Established career-highs in points (99), goals (54), assists (45), power play goals (19), game-winning goals (nine), penalty minutes (38), and plus/minus rating (plus-20). ... Ranked second in the OHL in goals and sixth in points, and tied for first in the league in power play goals and third in game-winning goals. ... Led Oshawa in goals, assists, points, power play goals, and game-winning goals, tied for second in shorthanded goals (two), and ranked third in plus/minus rating. ... Posted a career-high, 28 multi-point performances, including four hat tricks. ... Tallied a career-high, four goals on Feb. 11 at Sudbury, to begin a career best, eight-game point streak (10 goals, four assists) and season-high, five-game goal streak (eight goals). ... Led the league in postseason scoring with 19 points and nine goals at the time of Oshawa’s elimination in the second round, having recorded at least one point in nine of 10 contests and six multi-point performances. 2009-10: Led Oshawa in goals (41), points (66), power play goals (16), and shorthanded goals (four), and ranked fifth on the team in assists (25). ... Ranked among the league leaders in several goal-scoring categories, including seventh in goals, and tying for second in shorthanded goals and sixth in power play goals. ... His 41 goals were the third-most among all players drafted in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, behind seventh overall pick Jeff Skinner (Carolina) and second overall pick Tyler Seguin (Boston). ... Established a new Oshawa franchise record in shorthanded goals (four). ... Led the OHL with five shootout goals in a league-high, nine attempts. ... Began the season registering four consecutive multi-point performances, tallying nine points (three goals, six assists) from Sept. 18 at Sarnia to Sept. 27 vs. Sudbury. ... Recorded 17 multi-point efforts, including his first career hat trick on Feb. 5 at Kitchener. ... Finished the season riding a six-game point streak from Mar. 5 at Kingston to Mar. 13 at Peterborough (six goals, three assists), which included a five-game goal streak that ended with a two-goal performance on Mar. 12 at Ottawa. 2008-09: Split the season between London and Oshawa. ... Made his OHL debut with London on Sept 17 at Saginaw. ... Registered his first career point with a goal on Sept. 20 at Sarnia. ... Recorded four multi-point performances, including a two-goal effort on Feb. 8 vs. Sudbury.
2008: Represented Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Junior Championship. ... Tallied two goals and one assist in six tournament contests.
June 26, 2010 -- Selected by the Rangers in the second round, No. 40 overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.