Bill Thomas (RW)
Lake Erie Monsters
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2011-12: Appeared in seven games for the Florida Panthers, scoring one goalâ€¦Spent the majority of the season with Floridaâ€™s AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, where he led the club in goals (27) and tied for the team lead in points (52)â€¦Also skated in 10 postseason games for San Antonio, recording 10 points (5g/5a)â€¦Led the Rampage in goals and finished second in points during the AHL playoffs. 2010-11: Split the season between the Rochester Americans (AHL) and Florida Panthersâ€¦Skated in 24 games for the Panthers, notching seven points (4g/3a)â€¦Finished tied for second on the Americans with 16 goals despite playing only 53 games. 2009-10: Skated in 33 games with Springfield (AHL), collecting 17 points (5g/12a)â€¦Also appeared in six regular season games and two playoff contests with HC Lugano of the National League A in Switzerland. 2008-09: Began the season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, registering three points (2g/1a) in 16 gamesâ€¦Dressed in 39 contests for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), collecting eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points. 2007-08: Skated in 75 games for San Antonio (AHL) and seven for the Phoenix Coyotesâ€¦Paced the Rampage in goals (24) and ranked second in points (52)â€¦Also ranked second on the team in short-handed goals (3), was third in plus/minus (+15) and tied for fourth in assistsâ€¦Went on to record three points (1g/2a) in seven postseason games for the Rampage. 2006-07: Appeared in 24 games for the Phoenix Coyotes, earning 14 points (8g/6a)â€¦Tied Shane Doan for the team lead with six goals in March, which included his first career multi-goal game on March 1 at Vancouverâ€¦Thomasâ€™ 11 points in March finished second to Doanâ€™s 12â€¦Made his AHL debut with the San Antonio Rampage, collecting 33 points (13g/20a) and 20 penalty minutes in 47 games. 2005-06: Was a CCHA First-Team All Star and led Nebraska-Omaha to its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance as a sophomoreâ€¦Led the Mavericks in goals (27) and finished second in points (50) while appearing in all 41 gamesâ€¦Signed with Phoenix as a free agent following the NCAA season on March 27, 2006â€¦Made his NHL and professional debut with the Coyotes on March 28 vs. Nashvilleâ€¦Picked up his first NHL point with an assist on April 1 at San Joseâ€¦Scored his first career NHL goal on April 8 against Dallasâ€¦Finished with three points (1g/2a) in nine games with Phoenix. 2004-05: Named CCHA Rookie of the Year after putting up 45 points (19g/26a) in 39 games during his freshman season at Nebraska-Omahaâ€¦Was selected to the CCHA Second All-Star Team and CCHA All-Rookie Team. Other: Prior to enrolling at Nebraska-Omaha, Bill spent two seasons with the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League (USHL)â€¦Led the Storm in scoring during his two seasons with the club (2002-03, 2003-04).