Peterborough Petes star Akil Thomas hit a pair of significant OHL milestones on Saturday in Owen Sound, surpassing the 300-career point plateau while also registering his 200th assist.
Thomas, who spent parts of four seasons as a member of the Niagara IceDogs prior to joining the Petes in mid-January, recorded three assists as Peterborough skated to a 5-3 road win over the Owen Sound Attack.
3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ points and 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ assists for the real deal – @AkilThomas2!@LAKings prospect sets up @kirky_1424 for the milestone moment as the @PetesOHLhockey take control in Owen Sound. pic.twitter.com/C9vrVnJXYz
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) February 16, 2020
A 20-year-old born in Scarborough, Ont., Thomas has 71 points (19-52–71) over 42 games between the Petes and IceDogs this season for a career total of 302 points (100-202–302) over 234 career regular season games. He finished his time in Niagara as the third-highest scorer in Niagara IceDogs history with 275 points (96-179–275) over 219 contests, trailing just Andrew Agozzino and Ryan Strome in that department.
Thomas was the hero for Canada’s National Junior Team this past January, scoring the late game winner to secure a gold medal in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The second round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2018 NHL Draft was originally selected by Niagara with the 12th overall pick of the 2016 OHL Priority Selection from the Toronto Marlboros Minor Midgets.