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Nate Thompson | Center

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
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Nate Thompson scored what turned out to be the game-winner with his fourth goal of the season in Sunday's 4-2 win over Nashville, only 35 seconds after Kyle Palmieri had tied it.
Thompson simply beat Pekka Rinne short side under the bar with a gorgeous flick. He also contributed two hits during his 16:36 of ice time, with 2:26 on the kill, and wining over half his draws. Thompson now has 16 points this season. Mar 16 - 12:16 AM

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Nate Thompson (upper body) returned to action on Sunday.

He was injured last Monday against Detroit. Thompson finished Anaheim's 3-1 win over Dallas with a plus-1 rating and 16:02 of ice time.
Mar 2 - 2:14 AM

Nate Thompson (lower body) will not return on Friday.

Thompson is being regarded as day-to-day beyond that. This will be his second straight contest on the sidelines. He has three goals and 12 points in 61 games in 2014-15.
Feb 27 - 3:12 PM

Nate Thompson suffered a lower-body injury during Monday's game.

Thompson might be held out of Wednesday's contest as a result. He has three goals and 12 points in 61 games this season.
Feb 25 - 9:15 AM

Nate Thompson had two assists in the Ducks' last game before the All-Star break on Wednesday.

Thompson snapped a five-game drought in the process. He might have headed into the break on a positive note, but he's not a significant offensive contributor as far as most fantasy leagues are concerned. He has three goals and 11 points in 47 games this season, which actually makes this one of his better campaigns in that regard. He helps in other ways though as he has a 53.6% faceoff success rate and leads the Ducks with 118 hits.
Jan 23 - 12:29 PM

Nate Thompson found the back of the net for the second straight game Saturday.

This time Thompson actually beat a goaltender as Friday's goal was into the empty net. Thompson's third of the season was a shorthanded effort as Ryan Getzlaf stole the puck behind the net and passed it in front to Thompson who beat Michael Hutchinson. It gave the Ducks a 3-1 lead in a game they would beat the Jets 4-1. Thompson has seven points and a minus-three rating with 27 penalty minutes thus far this season, giving him some value if you play the penalty minutes category.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:41:00 AM

Nate Thompson scored the game-winning goal in Anaheim's 2-1 overtime win over Dallas on Friday.

The goal was Thompson's first as a member of the Ducks. The 30-year-old was acquired by Anaheim in a trade with Tampa Bay during the off-season. Thompson is a solid defensive forward, but he doesn't bring much to the table in terms of scoring. Corey Perry scored the other goal for Anaheim. Perry also got an assist on Thompson's goal.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:29:00 PM

The Anaheim Ducks used Nate Thompson to take the draw in their own zone with under a minute to go in Friday's game.

The Ducks already had centers Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler on the ice but coach Bruce Boudreau chose to use Thompson as the faceoff was on the left side. "It’s always good to be relied upon in key situations," Thompson said. "I just keep doing my job and keep getting the job done." If you use faceoffs as a category, then Thompson has some value. He also will chip in with some points and he actually set up Corey Perry for the winner on Friday.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 04:50:00 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are expecting Nate Thompson to be a grinding fourth line center.

The Ducks need a shutdown center who is good at penalty killing and at the face off dot and that is exactly what Thompson brings to the table. "I pride myself in situations like that," Thompson said. "That’s what I've been doing my whole career. If I can come in and help this group in those areas, I think it’s a win-win for everybody. They've already got a pretty good hockey club with some pretty good players. I'm just trying to come in and play my game and complement that. Just kind of add that piece to the puzzle that makes us a better team." Look for 20-25 points from Thompson with plenty of face off wins.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:14:00 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Nate Thompson from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for two 2015 draft picks.

The Lightning will get a fourth and seventh round pick for Thompson as the Ducks continue to strengthen down the middle after acquiring Ryan Kesler on Thursday. Thompson will help on the penalty kill and at the face off dot. He chipped in with nine goals and 16 points last season so his fantasy value is negligible.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 06:52:00 AM

Lightning center Nate Thompson scored twice but there wasn't much more for Tampa Bay to celebrate in a 6-3 loss to the Avalanche in Colorado Sunday night.

Thompson's goals were his seventh and eighth of the season. Scoring the Lightning's other goal was Tom Pyatt, his second.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Nate Thompson scored a goal in the Lightning's 4-2 win over Dallas on Saturday.

Thompson now has six goals and 12 points in 59 games this season. That's pretty much on par with what we expected from him when the season began.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Nate Thompson scored both goals for Tampa Bay in Saturday's 2-1 overtime triumph over Montreal.

He opened the scoring with a shorthanded marker and supplied the winner in the last 30 seconds of the extra session. Thompson was the unlikely hero of the contest, as he has just five goals and 11 points in 54 games this season. Victor Hedman assisted on both of Thompson's markers.
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Nate Thompson returned to action on Thursday January 16.

He missed Tuesday's game with the flu. Thompson had one shot in his return and he won 9-of-17 draws during his 16:14 of ice time.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 01:44:00 AM

Nate Thompson didn't play Tuesday because of the flu.

He has nine points and 63 hits in 46 games this season. Consider him day-to-day.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 08:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
5Chris Wagner
LW1Matt Beleskey
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Maroon
4Tomas Fleischmann
5Jiri Sekac
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Emerson Etem
5Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2James Wisniewski
3Francois Beauchemin
4Hampus Lindholm
5Sami Vatanen
6Simon Despres
7Korbinian Holzer
8Clayton Stoner
9Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2John Gibson