Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 11/14/14
HARTFORD, April 4, 2012:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that a pair of forwards, and New York Ranger draftees, Christian Thomas and Shane McColgan, have joined the Whale. Thomas, chosen in the second round (40th overall) by the parent club Rangers in the 2010 NHL Draft, was reassigned by the Rangers to the Whale from the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League.  In 55 games with the Generals this season, his fourth in the OHL, Thomas, a 5-9, 170-pound native of Toronto, registered a team-high 67 points, including 34 goals, which tied for the team lead, along with 12 penalty minutes.  He also notched four points in six playoff games, with two goals and two assists.  Thomas, who is the son of long-time NHL stalwart Steve Thomas, had a 54-goal season with the Generals in 2010-11, finishing second in the OHL in that category, and he also added 45 assists for a total of 99 points that year, sixth-best in the league. In 244 career OHL games with t...
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