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Fantasy Summary

Offensive right-handed shot defenseman with top-four upside. Very good skater with excellent compete level. Has a great shot from the blue line. Needs to work on his defensive game.


Observations

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June 2022 – Thomson got an extended look in Ottawa last season, posting five assists in 16 games while averaging 17:14 of ice time per night. In 44 AHL games, he produced well, with 10 goals and 16 assists. He might have another season split between the AHL and the NHL in his 22-year-old campaign, which is perhaps not what Senators fans would’ve seen coming with their 2019 first-rounder. Grant Campbell

August 2020 – Lassi Thomson has been loaned to Ilves in the Liiga. This was a move that may not have happened had the 2020-21 NHL season been slated to start on time as the Senators seemed to want to get a look at their top pick in 2019. With the COVID-19 pandemic throwing the entire world for a loop, Thomson staying home in Finland where the leagues are already starting up is likely what is best for him long term. He should be getting into some preseason action with Ilves soon. With the Senators not expecting to be much of a winner again this year, Thomson likely stays home for the season which allows him to develop in a stable, steady environment in the Liiga. Tony Ferrari

March 2020 – The season has gone about as well as Lassi Thomson has hoped for as he went back to Finland to play pro hockey rather than playing in Kelowna of the WHL as he did in his draft year. The loss of Thomson, among other things, has really seemed to hurt Kelowna this season. His good play and steady development with Ilves of the Liiga have been promising and he has shown the ability to contribute offensively in a pro league. With his year all but done thanks to the COVID-19 situation that has shut down most sports across the w