Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thomas Traded to Grand Rapids

Former Saint John Sea Dogs captain Mike Thomas was involved in an American Hockey League trade today.

The Springfield Falcons, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate, shipped Thomas to the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Detroit Red Wings’ farm team, in exchange for defenseman Greg Amadio. The Falcons signed Thomas as a free agent back in June.

The New Maryland native had a goal, three assists, 16 penalty minutes and a -6 rating in 25 games with the Falcons this season. He also played in two games with the East Coast Hockey League’s Chicago Express, recording four penalty minutes and a -1 rating.

Springfield sits last in the AHL’s Northeast Division and 13th overall in the Eastern Conference with a record of 18-17-1-2. The Griffins sit last in the North Division and 14th in the Western Conference with a record of 15-16-4-3.

Thomas captained Saint John to the President’s and Memorial Cup last year. In 288 games played with the Dogs, he recorded 37 goals and 83 points, to go with 470 penalty minutes. In 55 playoff contests he added nine goals, 11 assists, and 43 penalty minutes. 

Photo Credit: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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