Ben Thomas

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
6.01
Weight: 
192
Born: 
05/28/1996
Age: 
20
Hometown: 
Calgary, ALB
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 4 (#119) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
Projects As: 
#5 defenseman with size and some puck skills
Prospect Ranking: 
24
Depth Chart Weight: 
15

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2014
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
4
Pick No.: 
119
Draft Team: 
Calgary (WHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
03/22/2016
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$690 003
Contract Start Year: 
2016
Contract End Year: 
2019
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$638 888
Salary: 
$716 122
Salary: 
$715 000

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"Play has become a bit mechanical and telegraphed." - Red Line Report

Strengths: 

Assertive, aggressive player at both ends of the ice. Strong upper body with a high compete level. Excellent puck handler with the much coveted righty shot who loves to jump in the play, but responsible enough not to get caught for odd man rushes the other way. High compete level.

Weaknesses: 

Poor backward skater with mediocre lateral agility compounded by poor reads and hockey sense in the defensive third.

Projection: 

#5 offensive defenseman

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 CNHA Blazers Bantam AAHCBAA28 1 34 20|Playoffs2 0 11
  Calgary Northstar Sabres Btm AAAAMBHL1 0 00 0|        
 2010-2011 Calgary Northstar Sabres Btm AAAAMBHL32 1 1011 46|        
  Calgary North Stars Alberta Cup5 1 34 2|        
 2011-2012 Calgary Northstars Midget AAAAMHL34 2 1517 46|Playoffs6 0 00
 2012-2013 Calgary MustangsAJHL12 1 01 4|        
  Calgary CanucksAJHL32 4 37 33|        
  Calgary HitmenWHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs1 0 00
 2013-2014 Calgary HitmenWHL72 7 2431 39|Playoffs6 1 56 13 
  Canada U18WJC-187 0 11 2|        
 2014-2015 Calgary HitmenWHL60 7 2431 28|Playoffs17 0 44
 2015-2016 Calgary HitmenWHL14 0 33 10|        
  Vancouver GiantsWHL60 8 1725 40|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL8 1 34 0|        
 2016-2017 Syracuse CrunchAHL- - -- -|        

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