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Paul Thompson | Center | #15

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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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." Dec 5 - 11:10 AM

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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.
Dec 4 - 12:58 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.
Oct 11 - 10:41 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.
Oct 7 - 9:07 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.
Sep 27 - 10:09 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.
Jun 10 - 9:37 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.
Jan 14 - 12:41 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.
Jan 8 - 6:25 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.
Jan 8 - 11:07 AM

Paul Thompson has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the New Jersey Devils.

The contract is worth $575,000 at the NHL level. He had 33 goals and 55 points in 73 contests with the AHL Albany Devils in 2014-15.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Paul Thompson is off to a hot start with seven goals and nine points for Albany of the AHL.

The 25-year-old career minor leaguer has bounced around as he has played in the Columbus and Pittsburgh chain before signing with the Devils in the off-season.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 07:46:00 AM

Paul Thompson has been acquired by Columbus in a minor-league deal with Pittsburgh for Spencer Machacek.

Thompson has seven points and 50 penalty minutes in 39 games this campaign with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Paul Thompson has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Thompson can earn $550,000 if he spends the 2013-14 campaign in the NHL. He had 29 points and 84 penalty minutes in 58 AHL games last season.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 01:37:00 PM

Paul Thompson has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Thompson was named the 2010-11 Hockey East Player of the Year. He had 28 goals and 52 points in 39 games with the University of New Hampshire this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 06:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Denis Malgin
5Derek MacKenzie
6Kyle Rau
7Paul Thompson
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Colton Sceviour
4Shawn Thornton
5Seth Griffith
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Jason Demers
4Mark Pysyk
5Alex Petrovic
6Jakub Kindl
7Michael Matheson
8Dylan McIlrath
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer