Early this morning, the Rangers called up Christian Thomas from the Whale.
Thomas is traveling from Hartford to Montreal and is expected to be in the Rnagers linup
Thomas will wear 58, a number he has worn in Traverse City, according to the Rangers website.
Christian Thomas gets call to join NYR. If he works as hard as his dad Steve, whose drive was almost Tonelli-like, he'll be ok.—
Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL) February 23, 2013
Chris Kreider told the NY Post that Thomas is “very high in skill.”
John Tortorella, via Ranger Rants, said of Thomas “I haven’t spent enough time with Christian to really understand who he is. I know he’s a hard working kid and scored a lot of goals along the way here. He’s played better and better with the minor league team. We just hope if he does play he gives a little bit of spark and then we’ll get to know him.”
Thomas told the Hartford Courant this week that he feels he has really started to adjust to the AHL after 50 or so games and that the jump from the OHL was quite large.