FC Rank 95
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Connor
Toms

Connor Toms is a mobile two-way defender who uses his puck skills and skating ability to drive transition from the back end. His best trait is his skating, accelerating quickly up and down the ice with the puck on his stick, constantly examining the ice for his next pass. His’ puck skills are a plus…

Date of Birth
March 13, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Sault Ste. Marie, ON  
Shoots
Left
Weight
163 lbs
Draft Result
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Dec 23/21 Toms Connor 23016 – Sault Ste. Marie vs. North Bay OHL by Sebastian Death View Report
Dec 20/21 Toms Connor 22940 – Sault Ste. Marie vs. Kitchener OHL by Olivia McArter View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Soo Greyhounds ohl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Soo Greyhounds ohl 56 4 15 19 0.34 11 19
2020-2021 Soo Thunderbirds nojhl 19 4 14 18 0.95 20
2019-2020 Soo Thunderbirds nojhl 2 0 0 0 0 0
June 27, 2022
FCHockey releases Final ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
October 1, 2021
FCHockey releases preliminary ranking for 2022 draft

Connor Toms is a mobile two-way defender who uses his puck skills and skating ability to drive transition from the back end. His best trait is his skating, accelerating quickly up and down the ice with the puck on his stick, constantly examining the ice for his next pass. His’ puck skills are a plus for him, having above-average hands and using his stickhandling and skating combination to weave through traffic in the neutral zone. His passing stands out in all three zones, constantly looking for his nearest outlet and he rarely ever forces a low percentage pass. Defensively, he uses his skating to maintain good gap control and to keep his opponents from breaking free into the open space. His processing speed and ability to make decisions under pressure need some work. There are times he keeps the puck on his stick for a split second too long, allowing opponents to take away his passing lane or even force him into a turnover. His size makes him susceptible to being knocked off the puck, or to even hesitate in the high traffic areas. Adding some weight to his frame and becoming more confident in his decision-making will really help bring his game to another level. He has the skating ability to puck skills to be an effective blueliner at the next level. He will likely be a bottom-four defenseman who plays most of his minutes at even-strength. He could force his way onto a power play unit if his processing speed develops, giving him more time and space on the ice will really allow him to take advantage of passing and shooting lanes. Toms is worthy of taking a gamble on near the middle of the draft because of an adequate package that just needs to find some refinement and development time.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide