Transferred to Quinnipiac after two seasons at Bowling Green State University…Will red-shirt during the 2011-12 season…Led the Falcons in goals, assists and points in both seasons at BGSU…As a freshman, he scored 11 goals and assisted on 14 more for 25 points…As a sophomore in 2010-11, he totaled nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010-2011
Played in 36 games…Had two goals and one assist in a weekend series on Oct. 8-9 against Michigan…Had a point in eight of his first 11 games of the season…Had a team-best four-game point streak from Oct. 30 through Nov. 12…Had multiple-point games against Michigan, Notre Dame and Alabama-Huntsville…Named to the RPI Holiday Tournament All-Tournament team…Had the game-winner against Northern Michigan in the second game of the CCHA Tournament.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009-10
Played in 36 games…Earned the 2009 Sam Cooper Trophy, awarded to Bowling Green’s leading scorer…Had three assists against Minnesota State on Oct. 9-10…Had two assists in a loss to Nebraska Omaha on Oct. 9…First career goal came against UNO on Oct. 30…Also had the game-winner in that game…Had a three-game goal-scoring streak from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7…Had two goals and an assist against Alaska on Nov. 14…Led the team with four power play goals…Converted on three of four shoot-out attempts.
BEFORE BOWLING GREEN
Drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Draft…In 2008-09, played for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL)…Scored 32 goals and added 22 assists in 59 games.
Son of Cliff Thomas and Joan Samuels…Has two brothers, (Trent and Taylor) and one sister (Jamiah)…Majoring in Communications…Born in West Hartford, Conn.