|Assets:||Owns an outstanding shot and a sniper's mentality. Can score plenty of goals at lower levels but he's also capable of setting up his linemates. Is defensively aware and has hockey sense.|
|Flaws:||Must overcome his lack of size (only 5-9, 176 pounds) in order to maximize his appearances (and output) in the National Hockey League. Isn't as tough or gritty as his father (Steve Thomas).|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive, depth scoring winger with a little upside.|
|OHL||Third All-Star Team||2010-11|
|1/27/2016||Assigned to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|1/24/2016||Recalled from the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|12/15/2015||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|12/13/2015||Assigned to the St. John's IceCaps (AHL).|
|11/26/2015||Recalled from the St. John's IceCaps (AHL).|
|9/27/2015||Placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens for the purpose of being assigned to the St. John's IceCaps (AHL).|
|7/02/2015||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|4/19/2015||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|2/27/2015||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|1/25/2015||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|1/21/2015||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|1/08/2015||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|10/04/2014||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|4/21/2014||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|2/03/2014||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|1/30/2014||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|9/26/2013||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|7/02/2013||Acquired from the New York Rangers.|
|4/28/2013||Recalled from Connecticut (AHL).|
|2/25/2013||Assigned to Connecticut (AHL).|
|2/22/2013||Recalled from Connecticut (AHL).|
|9/24/2011||Returned to his junior team (Oshawa-OHL).|
|5/19/2011||Signed by the New York Rangers to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/24/2010||Returned to his junior team (Oshawa-OHL).|
|12/15/2015||Arizona Coyotes traded Lucas Lessio to the Montreal Canadiens for Christian Thomas.|
|7/02/2013||New York Rangers traded Christian Thomas to the Montreal Canadiens for Danny Kristo.|
|6/26/2010||Drafted by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round (40th overall) in 2010.|
| 01/27/2016 1:51 PM
NewsThomas was sent to AHL Springfield on Wednesday.
| 01/24/2016 1:25 PM
NewsThomas was recalled from AHL Springfield on Sunday.
| 12/15/2015 6:57 PM
NewsThomas was traded to Arizona in exchange for Lucas Lessio on Tuesday.
| 12/13/2015 2:49 PM
NewsThomas was reassigned to AHL St. John's on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
| 12/02/2015 7:53 AM
NewsThomas assisted on Montreal's first goal in Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
| 11/29/2015 6:59 AM
NewsThomas was in the active lineup Saturday, skating at right wing on the fourth line in a 3-2 overtime loss to New Jersey.
| 11/26/2015 6:01 PM
NewsThomas was recalled by the Canadiens on Thursday.
| 09/27/2015 1:00 PM
NewsThe Canadiens assigned Thomas to St. John's of the American Hockey League.
| 07/02/2015 10:49 AM
NewsThomas signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens on Thursday.
Canadiens return Christian Thomas to minors | 02/04/2014 7:38 AM
NewsChristian Thomas has been returned to the minors.
ImpactHe skated in two games with Montreal during his NHL call up and he earned one shot on goal, while averaging 7:11 of ice time. He was sent down so that newcomer Dale Weise can play Tuesday night.
Christian Thomas makes Habs debut | 02/02/2014 10:19 AM
NewsChristian Thomas made his Canadiens' debut on Saturday.
ImpactThomas was only on the ice for 8:16 minutes. He has five goals and 14 points in 23 contests this season.
Montreal calls up Christian Thomas | 01/31/2014 8:30 AM
NewsChristian Thomas was called up by Montreal late on Thursday afternoon.
ImpactHe was scheduled to fly to Montreal Thursday night and be available to play this weekend. Thomas has five goals and 14 points in 23 games this campaign with AHL Hamilton.
Habs place Christian Thomas on second line | 09/12/2013 5:10 PM
NewsChristian Thomas opened training camp alongside Tomas Plekanec and Rene Bourque.
ImpactWe wouldn't read too much into early training camp line combinations, but it's interesting to see coach Michel Therrien trying Thomas out on a scoring line. Thomas was acquired from the New York Rangers in July in exchange for fellow prospect Danny Kristo. He recorded 19 goals and 35 points in 73 games with AHL Connecticut last season.
Rangers trade Thomas to Canadiens for Kristo | 07/02/2013 5:42 PM
NewsThe New York Rangers traded minor leaguee Christian Thomas to the Montreal Canadiens for prospect Danny Kristo.
Canadiens on Twitter
ImpactBoth players are former second-round picks and, at one point, much-hyped prospects. Kristo played in nine games with AHL Hamilton this season after graduating from the University of North Dakota. Thomas, on the other hand, turned pro this season and even made his NHL debut.
Rangers demote Christian Thomas | 02/25/2013 3:40 PM
NewsChristian Thomas has been sent to the minors by the New York Rangers.
Andrew Gross on Twitter
ImpactThomas made his NHL debut on Saturday. He has 13 goals and 24 points in 52 AHL contests in 2012-13.
Christian Thomas makes NHL debut Saturday | 02/24/2013 1:40 PM
NewsChristian Thomas made his NHL debut Saturday night at the Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens.
Andrew Gross on Twitter
ImpactThe Rangers selected him with the 40th overall pick in the 2010 NHL entry draft. Thomas has been playing his first year of AHL competition with the Connecticut Whale where he has 13 goals and 24 points in 52 games this season. He has not fantasy value this season.
Rangers promote Christian Thomas | 02/23/2013 5:26 PM
NewsThe New York Rangers have called up Christian Thomas.
The Bergen Record
ImpactThomas has 13 goals and 24 points in 52 AHL games this season. He's the son of Steve Thomas, who had 933 points in 1,235 career contests. The younger Thomas might make his NHL debut on Saturday.
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|11/27/2015||Mtl||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||6 times-last:at Wpg||last:Jan 26||1|
|Assists||1||2 times-last:at Car||last:Dec 5||0|
|Points||1||2 times-last:at Car||last:Dec 5||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||vs. Bos||Dec 9||5|
|Plus/Minus||1||2 times-last:at Car||last:Dec 5||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||6 times-last:at Wpg||last:Jan 26||0|
|Power Play Points||0||6 times-last:at Wpg||last:Jan 26||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||6 times-last:at Wpg||last:Jan 26||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||6 times-last:at Wpg||last:Jan 26||0|
|Shots||3||2 times-last:at Wpg||last:Jan 26||6|
|Penalty Minutes||7||2014-15 (Mtl)|
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