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Nate Thompson | Center | #44

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 6 (183) / BOS
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Nate Thompson is expected to take more faceoffs during Antoine Vermette's suspension.
However, he took just five puck drops in Friday's loss to Florida, as the Ducks leaned on Ryan Kesler for 23 draws. "I think Nate Thompson would be a guy who's going to be expected to play a little more now," said coach Randy Carlyle. "He's another left-handed center iceman who can take some defensive-zone faceoffs." He also could see more time on the penalty kill. Thompson has played in eight games since missing the first 51 matches because of an Achilles tendon injury. Feb 18 - 9:17 AM

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Nate Thompson (Achilles) has been taken off injured reserve.

He is poised to make his season debut Tuesday night versus Colorado. Thompson skated in three AHL games during a conditioning stint and he is finally ready to play after he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during an off-season workout.
Jan 31 - 5:01 PM

Nate Thompson (Achilles) appeared upbeat after his AHL conditioning stint.

Thompson returned to Anaheim after participating in three AHL games. Prior to that he hadn't played at all in 2016-17. "It was good," Thompson said of the AHL stint. "I got to go down there and play a lot of hockey. I played a lot more minutes than I’m used to. Got to play in every situation. … Everything felt good. No issues." Thompson will likely serve as a fourth liner when he returns.
Jan 31 - 4:04 AM

Nate Thompson (Achilles) has completed his conditioning stint.

Thompson recorded an assist in three AHL games. He hasn't played for the Ducks yet this season and is currently on the long-term injured reserve list.
Jan 30 - 5:42 PM

Nate Thompson (Achilles) will head to the AHL on a long-term conditioning assignment.

He resumed skating with the team recently. Thompson hasn't played yet this season after he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during an off-season workout.
Jan 24 - 4:32 PM

Nate Thompson (Achilles) is making good progress.

He is apparently ahead of schedule after he resumed skating over the weekend. However, he isn't expected to return until after the All-Star break.
Jan 10 - 3:07 PM

Nate Thompson (Achilles) has reportedly been transferred to the long-term injured reserve list.

Apparently that's how the Ducks were able to stay under the cap while still signing RFA Hampus Lindholm to a six-year, $31.5 million. It makes sense to have Thompson on the LTIR as he might miss almost all of the 2016-17 campaign.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 01:26:00 PM

Anaheim GM Bob Murray indicated that Nate Thompson underwent surgery last week to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon.

"We'll be lucky if we see him before the trade deadline, to be honest with you," Murray said. "But he healed faster from the shoulder. This is a tough injury and a tough blow." Thompson missed the first 25 games of the 2015-16 campaign because of off-season surgery to repair two labral tears of his shoulder.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Nate Thompson has suffered a torn Achilles tendon during an off-season workout.

Anaheim GM Bob Murray said the Ducks would be lucky to get Thompson back by the trade deadline. Thompson was limited to just 49 games during the 2015-16 season because of injuries. It's likely he will start the season on injured reserve.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Nate Thompson found the back of the net in Anaheim's 3-2 loss to Nashville on Sunday.

It was Thompson's first goal and point of the 2016 playoffs. He had three goals and six points in 49 regular season contests.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 05:38:00 AM

Nate Thompson scored his second goal of the season during Friday's 3-2 loss to Vancouver.

He now has a nice little goal scoring streak as well. Though you're probably more interested in knowing that he logged another four hits, if you're reading a Nate Thompson blurb.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 12:53:00 AM

Nate Thompson (lower body) returned to the fold on Thursday against Toronto.

He logged just 8:48 of ice time in the match, while recording a minus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and two shots on goal. Thompson had been sidelined since Mar. 11 because of a lower-body injury.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 03:26:00 AM

Nate Thompson (lower body) won't play on Tuesday.

He is trying to get ready for a potential return against Toronto on Thursday. Thompson didn't skate on Monday for some maintenance.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 01:06:00 PM

Nate Thompson will be on the Ducks' five-game Canadian road trip, starting in Winnipeg on Sunday.

Thompson has missed the past three games due to a lower-body injury. In 39 games this season, the 31-year-old only has three assists and has posted a minus-2 rating.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 08:22:00 AM

Coach Bruce Boudreau noted that Nate Thompson (lower body) will not join the Ducks during their five game road trip.

Thompson hasn't played since March 11th due to the ailment. The absence on the trip means the next time he could be available is on March 30th, when Anaheim hosts Calgary. Through 39 games this season Thompson's posted three points, 33 PIMs and blocks, along with 82 hits thus far.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 01:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Joseph Cramarossa
5Nicolas Kerdiles
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Jared Boll
4Logan Shaw
5Ondrej Kase
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
9Brandon Montour
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier