Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas was born June 20, 1983 in Pittsburgh, PA. A free-agent signing of the Phoenix Coyotes, Thomas is a graduate of the USHL's Tri-City Storm and went on to play two seasons of collegiate hockey with the University of Nebraska-Omaha (2004-2006).

A skilled forward, Thomas registered 95 points (46-49-95) in two seasons at Nebraska-Omaha before opting to forego his junior and senior years and sign as a free-agent with Phoenix following his sophomore year.

Once his sophomore season came to a close in 2005-06, Thomas immediately joined the Coyotes and suited for nine games registering three points (1-2-3).

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Tri-City Storm USHL 60 29 21 50 20 +7 3 0 3 3 4
2003-04 Tri-City Storm USHL 60 31 38 69 30 +43 11 9 7 16 4
2004-05 U. of Nebraska-Omaha CCHA 39 19 26 45 12
2005-06 U. of Nebraska-Omaha CCHA 41 27 23 50 43
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 9 1 2 3 8 -2
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 24 8 6 14 2 -6
2006-07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 47 13 20 33 20 -8
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -2
2007-08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 75 24 28 52 40 +15 7 1 2 3 0
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 2 1 3 2 -4
2008-09 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 39 8 10 18 24 +1 12 1 4 5 12
2009-10 Springfield Falcons AHL 33 5 12 17 14 -10
2009-10 HC Lugano Swiss 6 2 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Florida Panthers NHL 24 4 3 7 6 +1
2010-11 Rochester Americans AHL 53 16 20 36 12 -19
2011-12 Florida Panthers NHL 7 1 0 1 0 0
2011-12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 65 27 25 52 18 +16 10 5 5 10 0
2012-13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 76 22 21 43 33 -6
2013-14 Medvescak Zagreb KHL 54 11 20 31 14 4 1 1 2 2
2014-15 Medvescak Zagreb (CRO) KHL 60 18 18 36 22
2015-16 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 48 12 10 22 18
2016-17 EC Red Bull Salzburg Austria 54 17 29 46 24 11 5 2 7 0
NHL Totals 87 16 12 28 18


CCHA All-Rookie Team (2005) CCHA Rookie of the Year (2005) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2005) CCHA First All-Star Team (2006) Signed as a free agent by Phoenix. March 27, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh. July 15, 2008. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Springfield (AHL), November 3, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Lugano
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