This week, we take a look at defenceman, Thomas Harley, a first round selection (14th overall) from the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.
Weight: 154 lbs
Hometown: Syracuse, NY, USA
Previous Team: Vaughan Kings Minor Midget AAA
From the Vaughan Kings organization, Thomas Harley scored 24 points (five goals, 19 assists) in 33 games. He would add one goal in the OHL Cup tournament and was part of Team Columbia. The left-handed defenceman describes himself as a two-way defenceman, similar to Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks.
Childhood hockey idol: Danny Briere
Favourite pump-up song: Till I Collapse – Eminem
Favourite pre-game meal: Chicken Parmesan
Favourite non-hockey athlete: Lebron James
One thing people don’t know about me: I enjoy reading
Favourite NHL team: Buffalo Sabres
Beginning hockey at the age of 4, it was Harley’s dad who put him in skates. “In 2005, my dad put me in the local initiation program for hockey.” Since then, Harley says his most memorable hockey moment was playing in the semifinals of the OHL Cup this last season.
Related: Thomas Harley Commits to Steelheads