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Rocky Thompson | Center

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/8/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 3 (72) / CAL
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The Vegas Golden Knights have hired Rocky Thompson to serve as the head coach of their AHL affiliate in Chicago.
Thompson served as OHL Windor's head coach from 2015 to 2017. Last month, Thompson and the Spitfires took home the Memorial Cup, which is awarded to the top junior team in the CHL. He's also spent time as an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers and the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL). "We are extremely pleased to introduce Rocky as the head coach of our American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves," said Vegas GM George McPhee. "As a player, he was competitive, tough, team-oriented and hard working. As a coach, he is now coming off a Memorial Cup Championship season with the Windsor Spitfires and has enjoyed success at multiple levels. Player development is a significant priority for our organization and he has proven to be very capable in that area as well. Rocky is the right Coach to help us win championships in Chicago." Wed, Jun 7, 2017 08:35:00 PM

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Rocky Thompson has joined the Edmonton Oilers as an assistant coach.

Thompson had a lengthy career in the AHL as an enforcer, but he only appeared in 25 NHL games before finally hanging up his skates following the 2006-07 campaign. He served as an assistant coach with the WHL Edmonton Oil Kings from 2007-10 and then the AHL Oklahoma City Barons for the following four campaigns.
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