TOLEDO - Toledo has claimed forward Stephon Thorne off of waivers from the Fort Wayne Komets who released him yesterday.
Thorne has skated in 26 games this year with the Komets, scoring 2 goals with 1 assist and 37 penalty minutes. The native of Mississauga, Ontario had 32 points (11g, 21a) in 64 games last year with Fort Wayne in his first professional season. He also collected a goal and 5 assists during the Komets CHL championship run of last year.
Prior to turning professional last year, Stephon appeared in 189 games with the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League. Over those three seasons, Thorne collected 32 goals, 25 assists and 236 penalty minutes.