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Former Wheatie Thompson Signs AHL Tryout Deal

By Carter Brooks

Photo courtesy of the Brandon Wheat Kings

Former Brandon Wheat Kings’ goaltender Logan Thompson has signed a professional tryout deal with the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Devils.

Former Wheatie Thompson Signs AHL Tryout Deal

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).

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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. 

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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