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Paul Thompson | Winger | #20

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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Paul Thompson and Vegas agreed to a one-year deal in early July.
The contract is worth an average annual value of $650,000 at the NHL level, but it's likely he will start the 2017-18 campaign in the minors with the Chicago Wolves. Thompson contributed three assists in 21 games with the Florida Panthers last season. He also had 19 goals and 42 points in 51 matches with Springfield of the AHL. Jul 25 - 8:54 AM

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The Florida Panthers have sent Paul Thompson to the minors.

Thompson went unclaimed on waivers Wednesday, but Florida didn't immediately demote him. He has three assists and 22 penalty minutes in 21 contests.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 3 - 1:16 PM

Paul Thompson cleared waivers on Wednesday.

However, he is still with the Florida Panthers. The team sent Jared McCann and defenseman Dylan McIlrath to the minors instead.
Feb 1 - 3:12 PM

Paul Thompson has been placed on waivers by Florida.

He has collected three assists in 21 games with the Panthers this season. Obviously, he isn't projected to play in Tuesday's game versus Ottawa.
Jan 31 - 6:34 PM

Paul Thompson will sit out on Wednesday when the Florida Panthers host the Winnipeg Jets.

Thompson has appeared in 11 games this season, contributing two assists and 15 minutes in penalties averaging 7:33 per game. One more thing, he's a minus-3.
Jan 4 - 7:11 PM

Paul Thompson will be scratched against the Stars on Saturday.

Through 11 games this season, the 28-year-old has posted just two points with 15 PIMs and 26 hits. Pretty good if you're in a reverse league.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Look for Paul Thompson to dress in Monday's game.

Thompson was called up from AHL Springfield on Sunday. He has six goals and 15 points in 20 AHL contests this season. He's 28 years old and has played in three career NHL games. "I know he’ll be ready to play. He’s got a heavy shot band; he’ll play a hard-nosed, two-way game," Panthers GM/interim coach Tom Rowe said. "He’ll go in and give us a spark. What we really like about him in training camp was how hard he played."
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Paul Thompson has been summoned up from AHL Springfield.

The 28-year-old has posted six goals and 15 points in 20 games this season down on the farm. He did not record a point in the three games he saw with the New Jersey Devils last season, however.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Paul Thompson has been waived by Florida.

If he clears Tuesday afternoon then he will be assigned to Springfield of the AHL. Thompson turned some heads at training camp, but he wasn't able to claim a fourth-line roster spot.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Paul Thompson has been a pleasant surprise for the Panthers at training camp.

"It was a chance to make a good first impression," Thompson said. "I like going to the net, causing havoc and being kind of a pest at times. "I've played for some good coaches when I was younger in the AHL who helped me develop my game. I feel like I finally put it all together. ... It's always the dream to come into camp, make a good run at making the team. I put myself in good position now but still have a lot of work to do." He was part of the trade with the Devils, along with Graham Black, that sent away Marc Savard's contract. Thompson has been productive in the preseason, but he has just three games of NHL experience.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Paul Thompson found the back of the net in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The Panthers and Predators played a pair of split-squad games on Tuesday night. Each team won one of the contests. Thompson's second period goal cut the Preds lead to 2-1, but that's as close as they'd come to tying the game. Florida acquired Thompson from New Jersey as part of the trade that saw Marc Savard's rights go to the Devils. The 27-year-old will serve as nothing more than organizational depth in the minors.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 10:09:00 PM

The Florida Panthers acquired Paul Thompson from the New Jersey Devils on Friday evening.

The Panthers also acquired Graham Black in the trade. Florida sent a second round pick in 2018 and Marc Savard's contract to the Devils. The deal allows Florida to save on Savard's $4.1 million cap hit. Savard hasn't played in the NHL since the 2010-11 season because of lingering concussion issues. Thompson played in three NHL games during the 2015-16 season. He didn't register a point in any of those games.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 09:37:00 PM

Paul Thompson has been returned to AHL Albany.

Thompson has no points in three games with New Jersey this season. He also has seven goals and 16 points in 22 AHL contests.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 12:41:00 PM

Paul Thompson will make his NHL debut Friday night against Boston.

The 27-year-old is a career AHL'er and posted 33 goals and 55 poitns in 73 games with Albany last season. This season he hasn't quite replicated his production with seven goals and 16 points in 22 games. He's expected to skate to the left of Stefan Matteau and Jim O'Brien on New Jersey's third line.
Fri, Jan 8, 2016 06:25:00 PM

Paul Thompson has been called up by the New Jersey Devils.

Thompson has seven goals and 16 points in 22 games with the AHL's Albany Devils. The 27-year-old hasn't played in the NHL before.
Fri, Jan 8, 2016 11:07:00 AM

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