|Born|| February 8, 1989 |
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team||New York Islanders|
|NHL Draft|| 4th overall, 2007|
Los Angeles Kings
Thomas joined the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2004–05 in a limited role for 5 games. The following season (in 2005–06), he tallied 28 points as a rookie.
In his draft year, in 2006–07, he improved to 9 goals and 50 points. He was then drafted in the off-season by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, fourth overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
On July 17, 2007, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings. Attending the Kings' training camp, he was returned to the Thunderbirds on September 21, 2007, for a third junior season.
During the 2008–09 season, Thomas suffered an ankle injury that required surgery after the season ended. In November 2009, he suffered a shoulder injury that would also require surgery and keep him off the ice until April 1, 2010.
One game before the Monarchs would begin their playoff run for the 2009–10 season, he sprained his ankle and was unable to play again until the semi-finals, when the Monarchs lost to the Hershey Bears. During his time with the Monarchs, Thomas was named an alternate captain.
On January 15, 2013, Thomas was claimed off waivers from the Kings by the New York Islanders. He immediately joined the team during the 2012–13 training camp. He made his NHL debut with the Islanders on January 27, 2013, against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre.
On February 21, 2013, he scored his first NHL goal, an overtime winner against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.
In the 2015–16 season, Thomas scored the overtime winner against the Washington Capitals, and with that goal the Islanders clinched a playoff spot in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Just two weeks later, he scored his first playoff goal in Game 3 in overtime against the Florida Panthers on a pass from Brock Nelson, giving the Islanders a 2–1 series lead.
On July 1, 2018, he signed a four-year contract with the Islanders.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2012–13||New York Islanders||NHL||39||1||3||4||8||2||0||0||0||2|
|2013–14||New York Islanders||NHL||82||4||18||22||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New York Islanders||NHL||81||2||20||22||26||7||0||1||1||2|
|2015–16||New York Islanders||NHL||62||6||12||18||30||11||1||4||5||8|
|2016–17||New York Islanders||NHL||76||4||16||20||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||New York Islanders||NHL||69||5||20||25||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||New York Islanders||NHL||40||0||4||4||33||4||0||0||0||0|
|2018–19||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||2||2||2||4||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Gold||2008 Czech Republic|
During his third year of major junior, Thomas was chosen to represent Canada for the 2008 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic, where he helped Canada to a fourth consecutive gold medal.
In the third game of preliminaries, he was chosen as Canada's player of the game in a 5–1 win against Germany. Canada went on to beat Sweden in the finals for the third straight year to capture its fifth consecutive WJHC gold medal.
|West Second All-Star Team||2007|
|West First All-Star Team||2008, 2009|
Thomas is a high school graduate of the Edge School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.