|NHL veteran Steve Thomas became Assistant Coach after joining the Lightning organization in the summer of 2012 as player development coach.|
He monitors the development of the Lightning's prospects in the junior and college ranks, while also spending time on the ice during practice and in the management booth during games for both Tampa Bay and the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. He also helps run team development and rookie camps.
|A native of Stockport, Great Britain, Thomas played in 1,235, career NHL games during his 20-year career (1984-04) with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings. He amassed 421 goals and 933 points with 1,306 penalty minutes during his career. Thomas also appeared in 174 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, recording 54 goals and 107 points.|
Thomas has two children, daughter, Lauren, and son, Christian.