He says that Thomas has an advantage in having a father who scored over 400 goals in his NHL career, "As long as he's open minded and listens---which is the type kid he is---he'll be fine. I think with his background, that's a huge plus for him."
He added, "I know he's a good kid and he's willing to work, and learn, and try new things. Any time you have those traits, you're going to be fine. I think he's going to adapt fine, and the size thing won't be such an issue."
Thomas has been described as having a similar style to his father.
On his best asset, Thomas says “My shot is one of my biggest things, and hopefully that can translate to the NHL level and I can still score goals there."