New York Rangers
Thomas Spelling
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POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 176
BIRTHDATE: 02/09/1993
BIRTHPLACE: Herning, DNK
DRAFTED: NYR: 2012-142 overall
EUROPEAN CAREER
2012-13: Split the season between Rogle J20 of the Swedish Junior Elite League (SEL-Jr.), Rogle Angelholm of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) and Oskarshamn IK of Hockey Allsvenskan (Swe-1). Ranked second on Rogle J20 in goals, points, and plus-minus rating, and third in assists. Represented Denmark in ten international games, registering four goals and ten assists for 14 points. Led all tournament skaters in assists (seven), and tied for third overall and first on the team in points (eight) while skating in five games with Denmark at the World Junior Championship (D1A) in Amiens, France. 2011-12: Established career-highs in goals (21), assists (16) and points (37) with Herning IK in the top Danish league, the Oddset Ligaen. ... Led Herning and ranked sixth in the league in goals. ... Led the team in game-winning goals (four), tied for second in points and ranked fifth in assists. ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (17), goals (10), assists (10), points (20), and penalty minutes (14). ... Led the league during the playoffs in goals and points, and ranked fourth in assists. ... Helped Herning capture the Danish Cup, tying for fifth among tournament skaters in goals (two) and fourth on the team in points (four) in five tournament contests. 2010-11: Was named Rookie of the Year in the Danish League. ... Captured first of back-to-back Danish Cup championships with Herning.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2012: Represented Denmark at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, registering four points (one goal, three assists) in six tournament contests. ... Ranked third on the team in assists, tied for second in power play goals (one) and third in points.

SCOUTING REPORT

Has excellent acceleration and mobility. ... Anticipates the play well. ... Displays good poise and offensive vision with the puck. ... Plays an intelligent game with good pace. ... Possesses good hands.

BACKGROUND
Entered the 2012 NHL Entry Draft ranked 90th overall among European skaters in the final Central Scouting Rankings. ... Signed to play with Rogle of the Swedish Elite League on May 28, 2012.

QUOTEBOOK

“Thomas makes things happen with the puck using his good hands and skill, as well as his mobility and acceleration. He plays with intensity and shows potential.” — Amateur Scout, Oto Hascak

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
June 23, 2012 –- Selected by the Rangers in the fifth round, No. 142 overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.