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Jimmy Thomson

Jimmy Thomson  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: February 23, 1927
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 175
Shoots: Right
NHL Second All-Star Team (1951, 1952) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 16, 1945. Traded to Chicago by Toronto for cash, August, 1957. Traded to Toronto by Chicago for cash, July, 1958.
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I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.

— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday