Stephen Anthony Thomas
Right Wing
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 pounds
Born: 7.15.63 Stockport, England
How he arrived: Traded by the New York Islanders for Claude Lemieux, 10.3.95
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7.30.98
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1995-96
NJ
81
26
35
61
-2
98
192
6
11
17
0
0
0
6
1996-97
NJ
57
15
19
34
9
46
124
1
2
3
0
0
0
2
1997-98
NJ
55
14
10
24
4
32
111
3
1
4
0
0
0
4
Franchise
Career Totals
 
193
55
64
119
11
176
427
10
14
24
0
0
0
12
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Over his career, Thomas has been a consistent player. His arrival to the Devils, however, did hurt the team. Not because
of him coming, but who left in exchange. Claude Lemieux's departure in exchange for Thomas is generally regarded as
one of the worst trades in Devils' history.

The one bright spot during his tenure in New Jersey was leading the team in scoring in his first season with the team.

He would return to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team he broke in with, in 1998, and continued to be an integral support
player with them. His production would wane as the years went by, and would retire in 2004 while with the Detroit Red
Wings.

He works with Plain 'N' Simple, a promotional sportswear and event company in Toronto, these days, starting there in
late 2006. He has also did some coaching with the St. Michael's Buzzers Jr. A team.

He joined the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010 as a player development consultant. He was then named an assistant coach
in 2012.

After it was announced that he would not be returning to the Lightning for the 16-17 season, he joined the St. Louis
Blues' staff in the same capacity.
Entry Draft: None
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1996-97
NJ
10
1
1
2
-6
18
25
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1997-98
NJ
6
0
3
3
1
2
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
16
1
4
5
-5
20
37
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise