St. Louis Blues center Robert Thomas

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Blues Robert Thomas Named OHL Playoffs MVP

Previous winners of the Wayne Gretzky '99' Award include Mitch Marner, Connor McDavid, Robby Fabbri, Taylor Hall and Corey Perry.

May 14, 2018 - 1:32 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX/BLUES) - St. Louis Blues prospect Robert Thomas was named the most valuable player in the Ontario Hockey League Playoffs, after his Hamilton Bulldogs won the OHL Championship, four games to two over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Sunday.

Thomas had 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) in 21 playoff games, earning him the Wayne Gretzky '99' Award which is given annually to the playoff's most valuable player. 

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This highlight-reel goal from Sunday was Thomas' 49th point in his 50th career OHL playoff game

Here is Thomas after winning the championship: 

Previous winners of the Wayne Gretzky '99' Award include Mitch Marner, Connor McDavid, Robby Fabbri, Taylor Hall and Corey Perry.

Thomas had seven points in the Championship Series, which went six games.

Thomas is a first-round pick of the Blues (No. 20 overall) in 2017 and is the first Bulldogs player to win the award since the franchise relocated from Belleville. He will now compete for the Memorial Cup and could eventually face the Acadie-Bathurst Titans and Blues goalie prospect Evan Fitzpatrick, who is 16-4 in the playoffs with a 2.10 goals-against average, a .925 save-percentage and two shutouts.