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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 (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. Oct 27 - 1:26 PM

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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.
Jun 15 - 6:31 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.
Jun 14 - 4:43 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.
Apr 18 - 5:38 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.
Apr 2 - 12:53 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.
Mar 25 - 3:26 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.
Mar 21 - 1:06 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.
Mar 20 - 8:22 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.
Mar 19 - 1:21 AM

Nate Thompson isn't in Anaheim's lineup on Monday.

He is sidelined with a lower-body injury. Thompson is considered day-to-day at this point. There's no timeline for his return. He missed practice late last week because he was "banged up" but he managed to play in the following game. It's unclear when exactly he was injured.
Mar 14 - 10:10 PM

Nate Thompson missed Thursday's practice because he's banged up.

Thompson is still probable to play on Friday, but we'll err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day for now. He has three assists and 33 penalty minutes in 38 contests with the Ducks this season.
Mar 10 - 5:54 PM

Nate Thompson will be back in the lineup Tuesday night after serving his suspension.

Clayton Stoner will also play against the New York Rangers, but coach Bruce Boudreau wouldn't say who is coming out of the lineup.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Nate Thompson is eligible to return to the lineup Tuesday night.

He has finished serving his three-game suspension for an illegal check to the head on Carolina's Justin Faulk. Thompson has two assists, eight hits and 15 penalty minutes in four games with the Ducks this campaign.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:37:00 PM

Nate Thompson has been suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head on Carolina's Justin Faulk.

The incident occurred on Friday night and it got Thompson ejected for an elbowing major. He will be eligible to return on Tuesday, Dec. 22 versus the New York Rangers.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Nate Thompson will have a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk.

The incident occurred during the first period of Friday's game. Thompson was given an elbowing major and a game misconduct for the check. The 31-year-old was suspended for a similar hit in 2013, when he was a member of the Lightning. Faulk was able to stay in the game.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 01:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
5Joseph Cramarossa
6Stefan Noesen
7Rickard Rakell
LW1Andrew Cogliano
2Nick Ritchie
3Nicolas 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
9Shea Theodore
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier