Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pittsburgh Penguins

HftL is lucky enough to have two loyal readers with first-hand knowledge of this American Hottie who say he's one of the sweetest (THANKS for the suggestion and pics, Lexie & Elizabeth!)!!

BIRTHPLACE: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (another hometown boy!!)
COLLEGE: University of Nebraska - Omaha (2 years); began his professional career in the NHL straight out of college after his sophomore year.
POSITION: Forward (Right Wing)
SIGNED: as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes on March 27, 2006 then with Pittsburgh (also as a free agent) on July 15, 2008.

First NHL Game: March 28, 2006 (playing for the Coyotes against Nashville)
First NHL Goal: April 8, 2006 (playing for the Coyotes against Dallas; lost 3-2)


named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) All-Rookie Team (2005), was the CCHA Rookie of the Year (2005), CCHA Second All-Star Team (2005), CCHA First All-Star Team (2006); ranked sixth on the University of Nebraska's all-time scoring list with 95 points (46 goals, 49 assists) in 80 games.

Season Highlights (2008-2009)
  • recorded his first goal of the season (and in black and vegas gold) on February 11th against the San Jose Sharks
  • skated in a season-high 19:23 minutes and won five faceoffs also on February 11 against the SJS
  • appeared in ten consecutive games from January 16th - February 11th
  • recorded his first assist of the season on February 3rd at Montreal
  • recalled by the Penguins on January 26th (his third call-up for the Penguins this season)
  • recorded 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 33 games at the time of his recall and is in his second stint with the Penguins this season.


pensxfan said...

Absolutely l-o-v-e-d his goal. Move over Malone, Thomas is in town =). Love your posts. Keep it up.

rach the h said...

Just dropping in to compliment you on your EXCELLENT choice this week :)