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Fantasy Summary

Speedy hard working two-way player.


Observations

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May 2022 – It is tough to judge Tomasino on his rookie season. At no point in the year did head coach John Hynes use him in an expanded role for a consistent period of time. Tomasino’s ice time was between 11 and 13 minutes, with the odd games going slightly under or over that range. However, even by averaging just 11:32 minutes per game, he was an efficient scorer at even strength. His points per 60 at 5v5 was 1.74, which ranked 14th out of the 61 qualified rookies. He is a future top-six winger for Nashville and simply needs the opportunity to show that. With his mix of speed and skill, he is the most likely U23 skater in the Predators’ organization to reach an all-star level. Depending on which free agents depart in the off-season, Tomasino could be due for a significant sophomore surge in 2022-2023. Curtis Rines

 

December 2021 – Since arriving in the NHL, Tomasino has instantly found his footing, even in limited playing time. Skating in just 12 minutes a game on average, Tomasino has contributed five goals and nine points in 26 games while being used on the powerplay as well. As he continues to prove his NHL readiness, expect head coach John Hynes to increase his usage throughout the season. Tomasino should be a trade target in all dynasty leagues as his eventual breakout will be here sooner rather than later, especially as he can eventually become an all-situations player. Curtis Rines

 

February 2021 – Over the past few months, Tomasino has shown his merit and solidified his potential as a next in line contributor to the Nashville system. Despite falling short at the World Junior Championships with a silver medal, Tomasino posted six points through seven games in the tournament while playing a stellar two-way game. In the early stages of his AHL career, he is off to a sizzling start with six points in five games and sits near the top of the Chicago Wolves scoring. Tomasino has risen to the task over the past year in each of his transitions and continues to live up to the offensive scoring potential many had forecasted. Nicholas Kawka

 

December 2020 – Tomasino showed extremely well in the Team Canada World Junior Championship tryouts and has been named to the roster. His ability to play up and down the line up makes him an interesting player to follow throughout the tournament. Nicholas Kawka

 

April 2020 – Tomasino eclipsed the century mark and finished the season fourth in OHL scoring.  Prior to the abrupt end to the season, Tomasino was a big part of Oshawa locking down a playoff spot.  The speedy and high-intensity centre has taken his game to another level and flourished offensively with increased playing time and opportunity.  While Nashville is locked up at the centre position at the moment, tucking Tomasino away as a development chip will pay huge dividends for the Predators down the road. Nicholas Kawka

 

January 2020 – After a stellar start to the season and the signing of his ELC with Nashville, Tomasino cooled off his point production.  He was left off Team Canada at the WJC and has bounced back with something to prove. Tomasino is riding a season-high 10-game point streak and has also been traded to Oshawa.  The move should help Tomasino stretch out his season and make another playoff appearance. Tomasino currently sits fourth in OHL scoring and continues to project ahead of his pace last season. He remains one of the top prospects in the Predators pipeline. Nicholas Kawka

 

November  2019 – After his stellar play to start the year, Tomasino signed his entry-level contract with Nashville.  Watch for Tomasino in early November as he will represent the OHL in the CHL/Russia series.  Nicholas Kawka

 

October 2019 – After a strong initial training camp with the Predators, Tomasino returned to OHL for the 2019-20 season.  With the departure of a number of veterans from Niagara, Tomasino will be seen as the top Ice Dog and has already begun to carry the load scoring 15 points in 7 games.  Tomasino is one of Nashville’s best prospects and should see playing time in all situations throughout the year to continue to develop. Nicholas Kawka

 

June 2019 – Tomasino has been drafted 24th overall by the Predators.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

June 2019 – Tomasino was officially measured at 5-foot-11.75 and 183 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

February 2019 – Tomasino is a speedy, high-energy player. His engine never quits and he seems to play harder when the opposition has possession. Tomasino is a quick player and keeps his feet moving, even when he has the puck. He can play a physical game, throwing hits to create turnovers or shoulder his way past a defender. His puck possession skills are impressive as the combination of his skills and tenacity lend to solid possession ability. He has a quick release and accurate shot but is equally capable of shooting or creating scoring chances for teammates. Tomasino plays a game that I can see being successful at the NHL level after he has fully developed in time. His ability to force turnovers and steal the puck and ability to produce offence reminds me of Mark Stone.  Peter Harling

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 10
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 28, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 24

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Mississauga Rebels U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Mississauga Rebels U15 AAAOHF Bantam AAA8 4 37 10|        
  Oshawa Generals Selects U15WSI U159 2 79 2|        
 2016-2017 Mississauga Rebels U16 AAAGTHL U1654 37 3168 -|        
  Mississauga Rebels U16 AAAToronto Titans U168 6 410 2|        
  Mississauga Rebels U16 AAAOHL Cup5 2 35 2|        
  Team GTHL Blue OGC-165