Thursday, May 30, 2013
If you wait long enough, chances are you'll find yourself with an opportunity to catch up with some retired NHL stars or players. It can take place at alumni games or the so-called celebrity golf tournaments. Or, as I like to do, wait for the players to join an NHL team's administration or coaching staff.
That's exactly what we have here. Steve Thomas, who logged 1,040 points in 1,409 NHL seasons (including playoffs), served as a player development consultant with the Tampa Bay Lighting this past season. And, on the final day of the shortened 2013 NHL season, he stopped to sign after the Lightning's final game-day morning skate.