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Christian Thomas | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 170

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The Montreal Canadiens have assigned Christian Thomas to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
Thomas was very good throughout camp and really opened some eyes while in Montreal. If the Canadiens suffer an injury throughout the season, Thomas could be one of their first call-up options. Oct 5 - 9:06 AM

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Christian Thomas has been returned to the minors.

He skated in two games with Montreal during his NHL call up and he earned one shot on goal, while averaging 7:11 of ice time. He was sent down so that newcomer Dale Weise can play Tuesday night.
Feb 4 - 7:38 AM

Christian Thomas made his Canadiens' debut on Saturday.

Thomas was only on the ice for 8:16 minutes. He has five goals and 14 points in 23 contests this season.
Feb 2 - 10:19 AM

Christian Thomas was called up by Montreal late on Thursday afternoon.

He was scheduled to fly to Montreal Thursday night and be available to play this weekend. Thomas has five goals and 14 points in 23 games this campaign with AHL Hamilton.
Jan 31 - 8:30 AM

Christian Thomas opened training camp alongside Tomas Plekanec and Rene Bourque.

We wouldn't read too much into early training camp line combinations, but it's interesting to see coach Michel Therrien trying Thomas out on a scoring line. Thomas was acquired from the New York Rangers in July in exchange for fellow prospect Danny Kristo. He recorded 19 goals and 35 points in 73 games with AHL Connecticut last season.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 05:10:00 PM

The New York Rangers traded minor leaguee Christian Thomas to the Montreal Canadiens for prospect Danny Kristo.

Both players are former second-round picks and, at one point, much-hyped prospects. Kristo played in nine games with AHL Hamilton this season after graduating from the University of North Dakota. Thomas, on the other hand, turned pro this season and even made his NHL debut.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Christian Thomas has been sent to the minors by the New York Rangers.

Thomas made his NHL debut on Saturday. He has 13 goals and 24 points in 52 AHL contests in 2012-13.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 02:40:00 PM

Christian Thomas made his NHL debut Saturday night at the Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Rangers selected him with the 40th overall pick in the 2010 NHL entry draft. Thomas has been playing his first year of AHL competition with the Connecticut Whale where he has 13 goals and 24 points in 52 games this season. He has not fantasy value this season.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 12:40:00 PM

The New York Rangers have called up Christian Thomas.

Thomas has 13 goals and 24 points in 52 AHL games this season. He's the son of Steve Thomas, who had 933 points in 1,235 career contests. The younger Thomas might make his NHL debut on Saturday.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Christian Thomas' father, former NHLer Steve Thomas, believes playing in the AHL this season will be good for his son's development.

"He's playing in a league that is quite possibly the best in hockey right now," said Steve, who serves as an assistant coach with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch. "For my own son to be playing with and against such talented players, it will only help his development. It's really good hockey." The NHL lockout has left the AHL with an influx of players and some of them would've been on big-league rosters. Thomas has been playing his first year of AHL competition with the Connecticut Whale, where he has contributed six goals and five assists in 23 contests.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 11:10:00 AM

Christian Thomas potted a goal for Connecticut but it was blown out 9-2 against Manchester on Saturday night.

Thomas was a big-time scorer in the OHL before making the jump this year. It's taken him time to grow comfortable, with 11 points in 22 games. JT Miller also had an assist.
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 09:37:00 PM

Christian Thomas potted a goal but Connecticut fell 4-3 in overtime to Syracuse on Saturday night.

Thomas blistered through the OHL, but he's found the jump to the AHL a little more difficult. The undersized winger has five goals and nine points in 19 games.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 09:39:00 PM

Christian Thomas scored the lone regulation goal for Connecticut in its 2-1 shootout win over Albany on Friday night.

Thomas' goal knotted it up with 1:55 left in regulation. Thomas lit up the OHL and after a very slow start is beginning to come around in the AHL with two goals and two assists.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 10:25:00 PM

Christian Thomas broke his goal drought with one Saturday in Connecticut's 6-3 loss.

The 5-foot-9 forward was a goal-scoring and point-producing machine in the OHL and now the Rangers' second-round pick from 2010 has to prove he can replicate that in North America despite being such a small player. Kyle Jean also had a goal to up his point total to six on the year.
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 10:48:00 PM

Christian Thomas has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the New York Rangers.

The son of former NHLer Steve Thomas, amassed 54 goals and 45 assists in 66 games for the OHL's Oshawa Generals last season. The Rangers selected him with the 40th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: Blue Notes
Thu, May 19, 2011 02:31:00 PM

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