2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Akil Thomas

AKIL THOMASCanada

Current Team: Niagara IceDogs (OHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-11 • Weight: 163 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Jan. 2, 2000 • Hometown: Brandon, Florida

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous : Toronto Marlboros (Ont. Ban. AAA); St. Michael's (OJHL)
OHL Priority Selection: 2016 by Niagara (Round 1, No. 12 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Niagara at North Bay)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 6, 2016 (Niagara vs. Erie)

IN THE NEWS:
A Stylish Player Both On and Off the Ice
Moved to Canada to Improve at age 11
Devoted Son of a Former Minor-Leaguer

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "One of the gems of the 2016 OHL draft. ... Several teams who picked in the top ten are wishing they had taken the talented center, who blossomed as an OHL rookie -- scoring 21 goals and 48 points on a young Niagara team and then played in the Under-18's in April." (Recrutes.ca 2017 Draft Guide)

• "Shows strong vision and play-making traits. However, he also possesses a deceptively quick release and intriguing shot. A player who finds space well, Thomas' ability to anticipate/think the game at a high level has him in consistently strong position. Thomas shows good play away from the puck and is a reliable defensive-zone presence. ... Akil has great upside as an NHL prospect. He has potential as a top-six, goal-scoring winger." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)