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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
Contract: view contract details

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Nate Thompson was playing through a hairline fracture in his ankle.
Thompson still managed to score two goals and six points in 17 playoff games. He's got plenty of time now to heal up before the start of training camp. May 25 - 5:33 PM

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Nate Thompson earned an assist in Friday's Western Conference Final opener versus Nashville.

He had the lone assist on Hampus Lindholm's game-tying goal early in the third period. The Ducks lost Game 1 by a score of 3-2 in overtime. Thompson had two shots, two penalty minutes and two hits in 12:55 of ice time.
May 13 - 9:12 AM

Nate Thompson was back on the ice for Wednesday's optional skate and he is good to go for Game 7 versus the Edmonton Oilers.

He didn't skate Tuesday and received maintenance instead. Thompson has two goals and two assists in 10 playoff games.
May 10 - 3:00 PM

Nate Thompson skipped Tuesday's practice for maintenance.

"He will be an option for us," coach Randy Carlyle said. "If nothing changes between now and Wednesday morning, he will be an option for us." It sounds like he will be available for Game 7 Wednesday night versus Edmonton. If he can't play then Sam Carrick may dress in his place.
May 10 - 11:29 AM

Nate Thompson may have been injured in Game 4 against the Flames.

He left the ice wobbly after a big hit to the shoulder and will enjoy the time off between series to recover. It looks like Thompson will be OK by the time Game 1 of the next series rolls around.
Apr 22 - 9:34 AM

Nate Thompson scored his second goal of the playoff series in a 3-1 victory over Calgary Wednesday night.

Anaheim will advance to the second round of the playoffs after defeating Calgary in four straight games. The game-winning goal belonged to Thompson who scored his second of the series. This is double the amount of goals he scored during the regular season. Thompson scored on backup goalie Chad Johnson less than a minute after starter Brian Elliott was pulled after letting in the third shot of the night. Thompson had seven shots on goal, but only four shots on goal in the prior three games. This was Thompson’s second playoff game-winning goal in his career; the last one occurred in his last year’s playoff run with the Ducks.
Apr 20 - 1:21 AM

Nate Thompson returned to action on Sunday.

He sat out Thursday's game with an upper-body injury. Thompson registered his first goal of the season in a 4-3 overtime win against Los Angeles. He recorded two points in 30 games in 2016-17 after making his season debut on Jan. 31.
Apr 10 - 2:14 AM

Nate Thompson is considered day-to-day with an upper body injury, and won't play Thursday against the Blackhawks.

It's unclear yet if he'll play in the season finale against the Kings on Sunday. Stay tuned.
Apr 6 - 9:51 PM

Nate Thompson and Jared Boll are projected to be scratched against the Blackhawks on Thursday.

Through 29 games so far this season Thompson has picked up one point along with 67 hits. Boll meanwhile has posted three points along with 68 hits and 87 PIMs.
Source: Dan Arritt
Apr 6 - 9:31 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
5Sam Carrick
6Sam Steel
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Ondrej Kase
5Nicolas Kerdiles
6Logan Shaw
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Chris Wagner
5Jared Boll
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Brandon Montour
7Clayton Stoner
8Korbinian Holzer
9Josh Manson
10Shea Theodore
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier
3Jhonas Enroth