Following the completion of Brock University’s 2018-19 regular season, the 22-year-old product of Calgary, AB. was named the Ontario University Athletics Rookie of the Year, the OUA Goaltender of the Year, while being selected as a First Team All-Star. He will now bring those accolades to Binghamton, where he will serve as a depth option for the New Jersey Devils’ farm team.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound netminder who spent the better part of three seasons backstopping Manitoba’s Brandon Wheat Kings, enjoyed an extremely successful freshman campaign for the Brock Badgers in 2018-19. He picked up 18 wins in 24 starts, going 18-6-0 in the process, while placing second in the league with a 2.22 goals against average, and third in save percentage (.934).
Thompson is currently studying Social Sciences at Brock, while putting up all-star numbers. He had three shutouts, and boasted a .750 win percentage in his rookie season; Thompson turned aside 770 shots, while only giving up 54 goals all season.
In early March, the WHL champion signed a professional contract with New Jersey’s East Coast Hockey League affiliate team the Adirondack Thunder, where he played in eight games, putting up a strong .922 save percentage and a 2.59 goals against average. The undrafted netminder will join the Devils for their final home game of the season this Saturday evening.