Peter Thome

Columbus Blue Jackets
Nick Nelson

Fantasy Summary

Thome’s got the size, intangibles, and early-career experience to be an NHL winner. With a crowded Blue Jacket crease, the path to Columbus is not easy.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 24, 1997
Height 6‘4”
Weight 203 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 6; Overall: 155

Observations

June 2019 – Thome had an unimpressive sophomore campaign for the University of North Dakota (NCAA). His statistics regressed from that of his sophomore season. As a result, he found himself as the backup goaltender more than the starter. The 22-year-old will most likely return to the Gophers for his junior year where he will battle again for the starting job. For as long as he remains in college, there is no fantasy value for this netminder. Frank Pellegrini

 

November 2018 – Thome has returned to the University of North Dakota of the NCAA for his sophomore season. He has the size that NHL teams covet and has used it to put together a very nice collegiate career thus far. His ceiling is that of an NHL backup and his floor is that of an AHL starter. He will likely need two to three years to settle into either role. Frank Pellegrini

December 2017 – Following a full USHL campaign, Thome serves the sixth-ranked University of North Dakota as a freshman 1B. He impressed as the top goalie while senior, All-American netminder Cam Johnson missed portions of the early schedule due to injury, and stands as the Fighting Hawks’ heir apparent in net. Praised by coaches for his puck vision, character, and keen understanding of the game, the large and athletic Thome is out to a 3-2-3, 2.56, .907 start in NCHC play, one of the strongest NCAA conferences. Among his early-year accomplishments were a victory against reigning NCAA champion Denver, and being named Conference Goaltender of the Week after his debut back-to-back starts featuring a win and tie against 13th-ranked Wisconsin . With Columbus’ extraordinarily deep goalie prospect pool, Thome can develop further until greater pro opportunity arises, but as he’ll turn 21 this spring he probably won’t wait all four college years to jump to the pros if one does. Kevin Wickersham


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2013-2014 Chicago Fury U16 T1EHL U16 17 4.10 .874 |        
 2014-2015 Chicago Fury U18 T1EHL U18 19 1.90 .931 | Playoffs 2 2.39 .932
 2015-2016 Aberdeen Wings NAHL 47 2.43 .929 |        
  Omaha Lancers USHL 1 1.89 .900 |        
 2016-2017 Omaha Lancers USHL 14 3.56 .872 |        
  Chicago Steel USHL 5 2.37 .911 |        
  Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 15 2.74 .900 | Playoffs 2 4.89 .800
 2017-2018 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 12 2.31 .910 |        
 2018-2019 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 14 2.72 .880 |        
 2019-2020 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA - - - |        

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