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Rocky Thompson
Rocky Thompson was appointed assistant coach of the Edmonton Oilers on July 16, 2014.
Rocky Thompson was appointed assistant coach of the Edmonton Oilers on July 16, 2014.

Thompson joins the Oilers after spending the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Oilers American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons.

Thompson began his coaching career in the Western Hockey League with the Edmonton Oil Kings, where he served as an Assistant Coach from 2007-10. In 2010, he joined the Oklahoma City Barons where he has enjoyed success, helping the team advance to the playoffs for the fourth straight season in 2013-14.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, the Calgary, Alberta native played 10 full seasons of professional hockey. Throughout his career he appeared in 591 games recording 69 points (17G, 52A) and amassed 2,036 penalty minutes.

The Calgary Flames selected Thompson with their third choice, 72nd overall in the 1995 NHL Draft. He appeared in 25 NHL games during his tenure as a player, including 15 with Calgary and 10 with the Florida Panthers.

A well-rounded athlete, Thompson was a Golden Gloves champion boxer and qualifier for Canadian junior golf events.