LASSI THOMSON
North American Skater - ILVES, FINLAND
Final Rank:15Midterm Rank:14
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:6' 0"Weight:186
Born:September 24, 2000
Born in:Tampere, FIN
Drafted: 2019: OTT (1st Round / 19th Overall) 

• Thomson registered 17-24—41 in 63 games for the Kelowna Rockets in 2018-19 – his first in the Western hockey League. The defenseman’s seven power-play goals ranked third among all rookie skaters behind a pair of forwards: Brayden Tracey (12) and Adam Beckman (8).

• A native of Tampere, Finland, Thomson grew up playing junior hockey for Ilves. In 2017-18, he spent the majority of the season with Ilves’ junior program where he led all defensemen on his team with 12-15—27 in 49 games.

• Internationally, Thomson helped Team Finland capture a gold medal at the 2018 Under-18 World Championship (0-2—2 in 7 GP) on a team that included Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi and No. 1-ranked International skater Kaapo Kakko.

• Models his style of play after Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2019-2020FINLAND (2019 WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE)NAEVENT51014
2018-2019KELOWNAWHL6317244140
2018-2019FIN U20 (4 Nations Tournament in Ornskoldsvik 2018)ITLTOUR30000
2018-2019FIN U20 (4 Nations Tournament in Piestany 2019)ITLTOUR310116
2017-2018ILVES JR.FINLAND-JR.4912152744
2017-2018FIN (2018 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR70222
2017-2018ILVES U18FINLAND-JR. U1864372
2017-2018FIN U18 (5-Nations Tournament in Hameenlinna 2017)ITLTOUR42132
2017-2018FIN U18 (5-Nations tournament in Plymouth 2018)ITLTOUR40002
2017-2018FIN U18 (5 Nations tournament in Zuchwil 2017)ITLTOUR31346
2016-2017ILVES U18FINLAND-JR. U18399112024