Robert Thomas

St. Louis Blues
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Fantasy Summary

Top-six center who plays a great two-way game with great speed.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 2, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 20

Observations

April 2019 – The Blues’ rookie continues to impress as he acclimates to an expanded role.  Thomas now has 9g-24a-33pts and finds himself sitting 11th in rookie scoring – tied in total points with Miro Heiskanen. His 33 points are tied with Colton Parayko for fourth highest among rookie skaters within the St Louis Blues organization over the last 10 years. The Blues have been the league’s hottest team since the New Year and now sit third in the Central Division, but are just one point back of the first place Predators with two games in-hand. Sam Stern

March 2019 – Thomas has performed admirably in a limited role during his rookie season. He’s recorded three assists in his last three games and we’re starting to see his ice time creep up. He continues to exhibit the plethora of tools at his disposal, particularly his skating ability. He’s not a physically large player, but his powerful stride is going to take him a long way in this league. His high skill level coupled with his willingness to go to the front of the net should yield positive results for a long time. Thomas is sitting at 28 points and is likely to break the 30-point mark before season’s end. The Blues have a good one here. Sam Stern

April 2018 – Robert Thomas continues to be a dominating force on the ice. The 18-year-old center put up 29 points in 22 games after being traded to the Hamilton Bulldogs. His point production hasn’t slowed down in the post season either, 12 points (four goals) in seven games. The Blues have struggled to find a consistent center and Thomas is one who can fill the void, doing a little bit of everything. It’s a tad too soon to see him in a Blues uniform on a nightly basis but that will become reality not far down the road. Josh Epstein

December 2017 – Thomas is continuing to develop well in the OHL for the London Knights.  In 27 games, Thomas has 20 goals and 26 assists.  He will be competing for Canada in the upcoming World Junior Championships as well.  The 20th overall pick from last June has continued to focus on the details of his game.  He is a sound two-way center and has a significant chance of making the Blues’ roster next season.  Doug Abrams

September 2017 – Thomas has played with excellent poise and his hockey IQ is elite.  Thomas has demonstrated his goal-scoring prowess during this preseason.  Thomas seems to be shorter than the 6’ he is listed, but he has a hockey-player’s thick lower body. He is ahead of the play mentally and has had no problem with the speed of the preseason games. Doug Abrams

August 2017 – Thomas was selected 20th in the 2017 draft by St. Louis.  Thomas was selected to play in the World Junior Showcase.  Thomas did not make a particularly significant impact during the World Junior Showcase; but his upper end potential is extremely high.  He is a guy to watch in training camp, not because he is likely to make the Blues roster this season but to see how he fares among men during training camp. Doug Abrams

June 2017 – The Knights speedy center was buried in his rookie season a stacked Memorial Cup Championship team. The Knights were still a power house team and Thomas played a larger role in his draft year as his point totals exploded to a point per game pace. Thomas has a very high hockey IQ, and plays a reliable two-way game. He may not have first line upside but does have a very projectable two-way NHL future.  Peter Harling


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Toronto Pro Hockey Brick Invitational 5 0 2 2 2 | Playoffs 1 0 2 2
 2013-2014 York Simcoe Express Bantam AAA ETABHL - - - - - |          
 2014-2015 York Simcoe Express Mn Mdgt AAA ETAMMHL 34 18 27 45 22 |          
  York Simcoe Express Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 4 3 2 5 0 |          
  St. Andrew's College CISAA 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Team OMHA White OGC-16 5 4 2 6 0 |          
 2015-2016 London Knights OHL 40 3 12 15 0 | Playoffs 15 1 4 5
  Team Blue U17-Dev 3 0 1 1 2 |          
  London Knights M-Cup 4 0 1 1 0 |          
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 London Knights OHL 66 16 50 66 26 | Playoffs 14 3 9 12
 2017-2018 London Knights OHL 27 20 26 46 18 |          
  Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 22 4 25 29 19 | Playoffs 21 12 20 32 14 
  Hamilton Bulldogs M-Cup 4 2 1 3 0 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 1 5 6 0 |          
 2018-2019 St. Louis Blues NHL 70 9 24 33 14 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1

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