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Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas
Right Wing
Number: 37
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 20, 1983
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 15, 2008.
2007-08:  Played seven games with Phoenix, made Mellon Arena debut against hometown Penguins with 15:22 of ice time Dec. 3… Spent most of season with San Antonio (AHL), recording 24 goals, 28 assist, 52 points in 75 games. … Led San Antonio in goals and was second to former Penguin Matt Murley in points … Played all special teams, had six power-play goals and three short-handed goals.

NHL CAREER: Pittsburgh area native has played 40 career NHL games with Phoenix, scoring nine goals, 17 points … Played career-high 24 games with Coyotes in 2006-07, registering 14 points (8+6) … Four of his eight goals came on the power play … Turned pro after completing sophomore season at University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2005-06 … Made NHL debut March 28, 2006 vs. Nashville … Scored first NHL goal April 8, 2006 in 3-2 loss to Dallas.

COLLEGE: Played two seasons at University of Nebraska-Omaha, ranking sixth on school’s all-time scoring list with 95 points (46+49) in 80 games … Did not miss a game during college career … As sophomore in 2005-06, named first-team all-conference in Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) … Led CCHA in goals (27) and ranked fourth in points (50) … Ranked fifth in NCAA Division I in goals … As freshman at UNO in 2004-05, led Division I freshmen in scoring with 45 points (26+19) in 39 games and was CCHA Rookie of the Year …  Also named second team all-conference … Was CCHA Rookie of the Week three times.


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