2019-20 National Junior Team

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Akil Thomas
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Position
Forward
Date of Birth
01-02-2000
HT/WT
6'0 / 180
Shoots
R
Hometown
Toronto, Ont.
Club Team
Niagara (OHL)
Teams
2020 IIHF World Junior Championship - Canada
2019 National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp - Canada
2019 National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp - Canada
2018 Sport Chek World Junior Showcase - Canada White
2018 IIHF U18 World Championship - Canada
2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup - Canada
2017-18 Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp - White
2017 IIHF U18 World Championship - Canada
2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge - Canada White

Biography

HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND

Attended Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp in Plymouth, Mich., in August 2019 … Played for Canada at the 2018 World Junior Showcase in Kamloops, B.C. … Played for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship in Russia, finishing fifth … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in the Czech Republic and Slovakia … Played for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship in Slovakia, finishing fifth … Played for Canada White at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., finishing fourth … Attended Canada’s national under-17 development camp in Calgary, Alta., in July 2016

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

Niagara’s first-round selection, 12th overall, in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection … 2019-20: Captain with Niagara … Tied a career high with five points (5A) on Oct. 4 vs. Kingston … 2018-19: Third in Niagara scoring … Eighth in OHL scoring … Fifth in the OHL in assists … Tied for eighth in the OHL in plus/minus (+42) … Tied a career high with five points on Sept. 23 vs. Mississauga (1G 4A), Oct. 11 vs. Barrie (2G 3A) and Jan. 19 vs. Flint (2G 3A) … 2017-18: Second in Niagara scoring … 2016-17: Fourth in Niagara scoring … Led Niagara in rookie scoring … Third in OHL rookie scoring … Set a franchise record for points by a rookie … Named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team … Set a career high with five points (1G 4A) on March 12 vs. North Bay … Minor Hockey: Lists his father, Kahlil, as his favourite minor hockey coach … Won a gold medal with GTHL Blue at the 2016 OHL Gold Cup … Reached the championship game at the 2016 OHL Cup with the Toronto Marlboros (Major Midget AAA), and was named to the tournament all-star team … Played in the 2016 GTHL Top Prospects Game … Won a gold medal with Toronto Pro Hockey at The Brick Invitational Tournament in 2010, and was named MVP … Started playing minor hockey in Kissimmee, Florida

PERSONAL

Son of Kahlil And Akilah … Has one brother, Akyn, and three sisters, Kayah, Kayjah and Kahlia … Favourite NHL team growing up: Toronto Maple Leafs … Favourite player: Jonathan Toews … His father, Kahlil, played 12 seasons of professional hockey (1996-2008) in the CoHL, IHL, ECHL, CHL, UHL, SPHL and Germany

Statistics

Games Played
P
G
Assists
PIM
2
1
0
1
0

Tournament Game Log

Date
Points
Goals
Assists
PIM
Dec 12, 2019
1
0
1
0
Dec 11, 2019
0
0
0
0

Past Events

Event
GP
P
G
A
PIM
2020 IIHF World Junior Championship (Pre)
2
0
0
0
0
2019 National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp
2
1
0
1
0
2019 National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp
3
3
1
2
6
2020 IIHF World Junior Championship
7
3
1
2
0
2018 Sport Chek World Junior Showcase
1
0
0
0
0
2018 IIHF U18 World Championship
10
2
1
1
2
2017-18 Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp
3
2
1
1
4
2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup (Pre)
1
2
1
1
0
2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
5
6
2
4
0
2017 IIHF U18 World Championship (Pre)
2
0
0
0
2
2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
7
4
2
2
2
Videos
Photos
2020 WJC: CAN 4 – RUS 3 (Gold Medal)
Thomas got the GWG with 3:58 left and Canada came back to win gold.
2020 WJC: CAN 5 – FIN 0 (Semifinal)
Hofer posted a 32-save shutout, backstopping Canada to the final.
2020 WJC: CAN 6 – SVK 1 (Quarter-final)
Hayton had two goals and an assist to lead Canada into the semis.
2020 WJC: CAN 7 – CZE 2 (Preliminary)
Canada scored five times on the PP to claim top spot in Group B.