Rangers, Thomas agree to deal

The New York Rangers have reached an agreement with forward

Christian Thomas.

Thomas is first in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with 95 goals

over the past two seasons. He is the first Rangers prospect to

score 50 goals in an OHL regular season since Ryan Callahan.

Thomas is the son of longtime NHL player Steve Thomas. Steve

Thomas had 421 goals and 933 points in more than 1,200 career NHL

games.

The 18-year-old was the Rangers’ second-round choice, 40th

overall, in the 2010 draft.