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Player Updates

May 10, 2021 10:32 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Joins active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was recalled from the taxi squad Monday, CapFriendly reports.

Thomas was on the active roster but watched Monday's game against Florida as a healthy scratch. The 24-year-old went scoreless in five games during his first taste of NHL action.

May 9, 2021 11:41 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Sent to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was demoted to the taxi squad Sunday, according to CapFriendly.

Thomas has appeared in five NHL games this season but is still looking for his first career point. The 24-year-old blueliner could be recalled again for Monday's tilt with Florida.

May 9, 2021 12:36 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Draws into lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was promoted to the active roster under emergency conditions Saturday, per CapFriendly.

Thomas entered the lineup because the Lightning had three of their regular defensemen sidelined by injury. The 24-year-old Thomas could be a candidate to play again in Monday's regular-season finale versus the Panthers.

April 30, 2021 06:08 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Rises to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was promoted to Tampa Bay's taxi squad Friday.

Thomas will likely be on hand as an emergency option for Saturday's game versus Detroit. He's picked up one assist through four top-level appearances this year.

April 16, 2021 02:08 AM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Shuffles to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Thursday, per CapFriendly.

Thomas has seen action in four NHL games this season, going pointless while supplying three hits, two shots and two blocks over that span. The 24-year-old will return to AHL Syracuse, where he's racked up eight points and a plus-6 rating in 11 games this campaign.

April 12, 2021 12:00 AM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Dropped to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was reassigned to the taxi squad Sunday, per CapFriendly.

Thomas made his NHL debut this month and has been in the lineup for the last four games. Still searching for his first career point, he could be recalled before Tuesday's game in Nashville.

April 4, 2021 11:40 AM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Making NHL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was promoted to the active roster for Sunday's game versus the Red Wings, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

Thomas will make his NHL debut Sunday. The 2014 fourth-round pick has played 11 AHL games this year, putting up eight points and six PIM.

April 3, 2021 10:08 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Descends to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was assigned to the taxi squad Saturday, per CapFriendly.

Thomas continues to serve as depth on defense while the Lightning are missing two of their regular blueliners due to injury.

April 2, 2021 10:52 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Up to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was promoted to the active roster Friday, per CapFriendly.

Thomas is likely involved in the Lightning's salary cap management. Luke Schenn and Andreas Borgman seem likely to replace Thomas on the active roster for games versus the Red Wings on Saturday and Sunday.

April 1, 2021 05:13 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Recalled from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was recalled from AHL Syracuse to the taxi squad Thursday.

With Ryan McDonagh, Jan Rutta and Erik Cernak all dealing with lower-body injuries, Thomas will add depth on the Lightning's blue line. The 24-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut, but he's been successful in the minors, posting eight points over 11 AHL appearances this year.

January 12, 2021 02:44 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Hits waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was placed on waivers Monday.

He'll likely end up on the taxi squad, which is one step closer to his ultimate dream -- an NHL career. Thomas has played four consecutive seasons with AHL Syracuse, but he never put up more than 22 points (72 games). He's a steady bottom-paring guy if he gets a shot with the big club. The taxi squad will also have defenders Luke Schenn and Andreas Borgman.

October 12, 2020 03:08 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Handed one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas put pen to paper on a one-year, two-way pact with Tampa Bay on Monday.

Thomas has spent the past four seasons playing for AHL Syracuse without getting an opportunity to make his NHL debut. The 2014 fourth-round pick will stick with the club for at least one more year but is unlikely to offer much in terms of fantasy value even if he can crack the Lightning's lineup.

September 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was optioned to AHL Syracuse on Monday.

Thomas cleared waivers and will now prepare for the start of a another year of trying to live out his pro hockey dream. He may make the NHL in the future, but even then it'd be as a depth defender.

July 16, 2019 02:52 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Inks one-year pact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas signed a one-year, two-way deal with Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Thomas spent three seasons playing with AHL Syracuse after being selected by the Lightning in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft. The blueliner figures to spend the bulk of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors, but could finally make his NHL debut.

June 26, 2019 01:32 PM
Ben Thomas: Will hit free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas didn't receive a qualifying offer from Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Thomas has been a pretty steady blue-line contributor for AHL Syracuse over the past three seasons, notching 59 points in 210 games, so he'll likely get another look with a different organization on a two-way deal this offseason.

September 24, 2018 10:05 AM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Reassigned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (undisclosed) was shipped down to AHL Syracuse on Sunday, TSN reports.

Thomas was limited in training camp due to an undisclosed injury, which made his demotion all but guaranteed since team brass didn't get a good look at him. The blueliner figures to spend the bulk of the upcoming campaign in the minors honing his game.

September 14, 2018 12:20 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Sporting non-contact jersey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas took the ice Friday in a non-contact sweater, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

Thomas was a long shot to make the Opening Night roster even without picking up an undisclosed injury and now seems destined to start the season in the minors with AHL Syracuse. Having said that, the departure of Jake Dotchin could open the door for Thomas or Slater Koekkoek to earn a roster spot.

March 22, 2016 10:35 PM
Lightning's Ben Thomas: Agrees to entry-level contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Lightning on Tuesday.

Thomas, a 2014 draft pick, has spent four seasons playing in the WHL. This was his best campaign, as he totaled 50 points in 74 games, mostly for the Vancouver Giants. He'll likely report to AHL Syracuse for the stretch run, as his junior team missed the playoffs.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
05/08@ FLAL 1-5000015:24
04/10@ NSHW 3-0000+110:07
04/08@ CLBW 6-4000+118:28
04/06@ CLBL 2-4000012:49
04/04vs DETL 1-5000-114:23
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Career Stats
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2020-21TB5100000
2019-2000000
Total5000100000
More Career Stats
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2020-21TB530.014:14881.121.330000
2019-200000
Total530.014:12881:420:430000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/187
Birthdate:
05/28/1996
Age:
25
Hometown:
Calgary, AB
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:

NHL Experience:
0