Feb. 10, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Arron Asham (45) celebrates after scoring a goal on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon (32) during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Rangers won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers Call Up Top Prospect Christian Thomas


The New York Rangers have announced that their 2010 second round pick Chrisitan Thomas has been called up from Hartford.

In 52 games with the Whale, Thomas had 13 goals and 11 assists. Thomas has been hot of late with four goals and three assists in the last six games. He had scored 129 goals over the last three years in the OHL with the Oshawa Generals.

The 5-9, 170 lbs. Thomas is the son of former 400+ goal scorer Steve Thomas. Before the season, Hockey’s Future ranked Thomas as the Rangers sixth best prospect.

With Andrew Gross reporting that Arron Asham will be out tonight with back spasms, it is expected that Thomas will be taking his spot in the lineup.

Most people weren’t expecting to see Thomas this quickly, but the Rangers need some offense and Thomas has a nose for the net and isn’t afraid to throw the puck on net.

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