At OHL Prospects, Brock writes "Obviously, he's incredibly talented, but something was lacking this year. His shot and ability to get himself open are pro ready. He's a tremendous goal scorer, which everyone knows. I think the biggest difference in his game this year was the lack of aggression. While Christian's never been an overtly physical player, he has previously been a very tenacious and hungry player without the puck. That part of his game was lacking a bit this year, as he seemed to coast at times."
He adds, "Moving on to Connecticut of the AHL this year, Thomas is going to need to re-discover that passion and step up his play away from the puck. He's got plenty of natural offensive gifts, and he should be fine in the long run. He's plenty strong enough for a smaller guy, so I don't see him having too much difficulty transitioning as a goal scorer. "
It had been suggested that Thomas was hurt by the Traverse City Tournament.
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