NHL Central Scouting's Chris Bordeleau
“He's a very good skater with size and excellent puck skills. He has all the tools of a first-round draft pick."
Saint John head coach Gerard Gallant
"He does different things at practice some guys would view it as being cocky, but Tomas does it because he wants to score a goal doing it. I just tell him to do what he feels comfortable doing. We're not here to show up anybody, but if that's the move you think you could score a goal with, do it. He's done pretty well in shootouts … he has stick handling and eye coordination to make those great plays. He's a big-bodied guy with a great skill level and competes really hard.”