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Nate Thompson | Center

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
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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. Jun 30 - 6:52 AM

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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.
Mar 2 - 11:06 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.
Mar 2 - 11:00 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.
Feb 1 - 5:03 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.
Jan 17 - 1:44 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.
Jan 15 - 8:42 AM

Nate Thompson scored the lone goal for the Lightning in their 2-1 overtime loss to the Jets on Saturday night.

Thompson may be getting his fair share of minutes lately (16:33 on Saturday), but he's not close to being a fantasy factor. He's low-upside bottom-six player, and his two goals and five points attest to that. Martin St. Louis and Radko Gudas had the helpers on the goal.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 11:22:00 PM

Nate Thompson was thrilled to win a bronze medal with Team USA at the IIHF World Championship.

He called it "a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget." It was his first medal and second time he has competed for the United States at the tournament. "It was awesome," he said. "With the group of guys we had an how young we were, I don't think anyone would have picked us to do that. We had a pretty resilient group." Thompson generated a goal, three points and a plus-1 rating in 10 games.
Wed, May 22, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Nate Thompson is projected to be OK to play Tuesday night after he sustained a cut above his right eye on Saturday when he took a shot to the face.

The Mike Green slap shot shattered his visor and although he was able to return to the game, he left shortly after. Thompson also sat out Sunday's contest, but it sounds like he'll play Tuesday at Winnipeg.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Nate Thompson took a puck to the face off a slap shot from Mike Green and had to leave Saturday's contest.

Thompson needed eight stitches above the right eye after taking a puck to the face in the first period. The Green shot shattered his shield and left him with a cut over his right eye. Thompson returned but only played three shifts early in the second period before leaving the contest.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Nate Thompson has served his two-game suspension for his hit on the Devils' Matt D'Agostini last Friday and will return to the Lightning lineup Saturday against the Islanders.

Good news for Thompson and the Bolts. No impact for you poolies of course.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 12:36:00 PM

Nate Thompson has received a two-game suspension for his hit on New Jersey's Matt D'Agostini on Friday.

In the view of the NHL's Department of Player's Safety, Thompson "recklessly" targeted D'Agostini's head during a hit midway through the second period. Thompson was not immediately penalized for his actions and D'Agostini was able to finish the game. However, it's still a violation of Rule 48, so Thompson won't be eligible to play until April 6.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Nate Thompson has inked a four-year/$6.4 million extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Thompson was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and his name was already beginning to come up in trade rumors. Thompson has six goals and 10 points in 30 games this season.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 02:09:00 PM

Nate Thompson enjoyed a two-goal, three-point performance Tuesday to help the Lightning to a 5-2 victory against the Devils.

He isn't known for offensive contributions, as evidenced by his eight points in 23 outings this campaign. Martin St. Louis and Alexander Killhorn had a goal and an assist apiece in the win.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 09:57:00 PM

Nate Thompson has enjoyed playing for his hometown team, the Alaska Aces.

"It's been great," he said. "It's been a pretty good fit for me being home having my mom and dad and my friends and to be able to just jump in their cars and drive down to see me play rather than flying 4,000 miles. Then having buddies and friends that I grew up with from Alaska, now getting the opportunity to play with them, it's been pretty fun." Thompson has registered seven goals and 21 points in 23 ECHL contests this season. He also said he has "a good feeling" that the NHL will resume play in January.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 12:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Emerson Etem
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Dany Heatley
4Matt Beleskey
5Patrick Maroon
6Nick Ritchie
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Bryan Allen
6Sami Vatanen
7Clayton Stoner
8Mark Fistric
9Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2Jason LaBarbera
3John Gibson