MOSFET Thermal Pad - also a drain?

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Joined Nov 6, 2015
Hi, I haven't used MOSFETs much before. Is the top (the plate with hole, labelled as thermal pad in the datasheet) connected to the drain? And if so could I connect to the drain using this instead of the drain pin? (have to squeeze it into a small space where this would be helpful, and am curious if this is an option..)