Scott Thomas (ice hockey)
January 18, 1970 |
Buffalo, NY, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Buffalo Sabres
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||56th overall, 1989
John Scott Thomas (born January 18, 1970 in Buffalo, New York) is a retired professional ice hockey right wing. He was drafted in the third round, 56th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.
Thomas played 39 games with the Sabres over two seasons, 1992–93 and 1993–94. He returned to the National Hockey League late in his career, appearing in 24 games with the Los Angeles Kings in 2000–01. In between, he spent several seasons playing in the International Hockey League. He finished his career as a member of the American Hockey League's Cleveland Barons in the 2002–03 season.
2001 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Thomas scored the first goal of the "Stunner at Staples" play-off game in which Los Angeles rallied to beat the Detroit Red Wings after being down 3-0 with 6:07 remaining in the game. The Kings would eventually win the series in six games.
Thomas and Peter Ciavaglia had been the only two Buffalo-area natives to play for the Buffalo Sabres until Patrick Kaleta made his debut as a Sabre during the 2006–07 season. Tim Kennedy also played for his home town Buffalo Sabres.
Scott Thomas currently can be seen playing Mondays at American Indoor Street Hockey, in West Seneca, New York.
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||1989–90|
|ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team||1991|
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