Ice Flyers Sign Forward Leo ThomasJuly 13, 2012 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) Pensacola Ice Flyers
Thomas, 30, spent the last four seasons playing for the Fort Wayne Komets in the Central Hockey League (CHL) and in the International Hockey League (IHL). For the Komets, he appeared in 236 games and recorded 86 goals and 77 assists for 163 points with a combined +56 rating. Prior to his stint with the Komets, Thomas played with the Bloomington PrairieThunder notching a total of 25 goals and 43 assists for 68 points in 80 games.
"Leo's had success at the AA level and knows what it takes to stay, produce and win championships at that level," coach Graham stated. "I'm placing him in the leadership role where he will be a great mentor to our younger players and teach them what it takes to be young professional hockey player. He's going to be a large part of our success, and I'm looking forward to working with him and helping him translate his playing career into a coaching career."
The 6-foot-1 forward and a native of Toronto, Ontario has played nine years of professional hockey, bringing the team a strong base of championship experience and point production with three championships in four seasons.
"I am extremely excited about playing for the Ice Flyers and in front of the great fan base I have heard so much about," Thomas said. "I have been fortunate to win three championships and I plan on bringing the same, if not more, hunger and passion to winning this season in Pensacola. I look forward to working side by side with Gary in developing this team into one that the fans and community can be proud of."
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