• After scoring just eight goals in 2008-09, Thomas exploded in 2009-10 scoring 41 to lead Oshawa and rank seventh in the Ontario Hockey League. He scored a franchise record four short-handed goals to tie for second in the league and went five for nine in the shootout – five goals and nine attempts was the most by any OHL player this season.
• His father, Steve, was never drafted into the NHL but went on to play over 1200 games between 1984 and 2004 for Toronto, Chicago, New York Islanders, New Jersey, Anaheim and Detroit.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers