AKIL THOMAS
North American Skater - NIAGARA, OHL
Final Rank:15Midterm Rank:10
Position:CenterShoots:Right
Height:5' 11"Weight:177
Born:January 2, 2000Hometown:Scarborough, Ont.
Born in:Toronto, ON, CAN
Drafted: 2018: LAK (2nd Round / 51st Overall) 

• Thomas ranked fifth in the OHL in assists and ranked second on the Niagara IceDogs with 22-59—81 in 68 GP during the 2017-18 season. He also produced over a point per game in the postseason, recording 5-6—11 in 10 GP.

• In his rookie campaign of 2016-17, Thomas was named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team after setting a Niagara record for rookie scoring in a single season with 21-27—48 in 61 games.

• Internationally, Thomas captured gold with Team Canada at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial where he tied for second on the team with 2-4—6 in 5 GP. He also represented his country twice at the Under-18 World Championship (2017 and 2018).

• Thomas made an appearance in the film "Soul On Ice: Past, Present, and Future," which shares the contributions and history of black athletes in ice hockey.

• His father, Kahlil Thomas, played for 13 teams in nine leagues from 1996-2008, including stops in the IHL, ECHL and AHL.

• Models his style of play after Flyers forward Claude Giroux and Maple Leafs forward William Nylander.

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2017-2018NIAGARAOHL6822598136
2017-2018CAN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2017)ITLTOUR52460
2017-2018CAN (2018 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR41120
2016-2017NIAGARAOHL6121274817
2016-2017CAN (2017 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR50002