A Reason For Excitement
I recently put together some highlights of this exciting up and coming player. I wanted to provide a short read to go along with it. I’d like to cite one of our own writers here at Blues Rants, Brenden Keller. I really enjoyed his recent piece, Ranking The “Big Four” St. Louis Blues Prospects. I felt it would be necessary to include this excerpt regarding Robert Thomas. I recommend reading the rest of that article when you’re finished here. He also touches base on Tage Thompson, Jordan Kyrou, and Klim Kostin. You’ll find an NHL comparison for each player and a ranking of the four. You can follow Brenden on Twitter @STLBluesChirp. Don’t forget to follow @bluesrantscom, too!
Here’s what Brenden had to say about Robert Thomas:
“Robert Thomas is the newest of the Blues crop of first-round picks as he was selected 20th overall in this past year’s draft. Despite being the youngest of the “Big Four”, Thomas is widely considered to have the highest floor of any of the other prospects and projects to be a first or second line center in the NHL eventually. The St. Louis Blues value Thomas so highly that Doug Armstrong was telling teams at the trade deadline that he was “untouchable”. At six feet tall and 188 pounds, Robert Thomas is the prototypical high-end two-way center that many organizations desire to have. He uses his speed and outstanding playmaking abilities to make the players around him better. He is also known to have a tremendously high hockey IQ, his biggest asset, that assists him in his supreme defensive play in his own zone. In the Ontario Hockey League this season, Thomas has compiled 71 points in 41 games to go along with a plus 18 defensive rating. If he can continue to improve on his offensive abilities, Thomas will play a big role up the middle for the St. Louis Blues for a long time.” – (3/8/2018)
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