Scott Thomas (ice hockey)

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Scott Thomas
Born (1970-01-18) January 18, 1970 (age 48)
Buffalo, NY, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 56th overall, 1989
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1992–2003

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.

Playing career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1989–90
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1991

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