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2015 NHL Draft
Tiny Thompson

Tiny Thompson  #1

NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: May 31, 1903
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Sandon, BC, Canada
Catches: Left
Vezina Trophy 1929-1930 / 1932-1933 / 1935-1936 / 1937-1938
Brother of Paul Vezina Trophy (1930, 1933, 1936, 1938) NHL Second All-Star Team (1931, 1935) NHL First All-Star Team (1936, 1938) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1937) Signed as a free agent by Minneapolis (AHA), June 8, 1926. Traded to Boston by Minneapolis (AHA) for cash, May 12, 1928. Recorded shutout (1-0) in NHL debut vs. Pittsburgh, November 15, 1928. Traded to Detroit by Boston for the rights to Normie Smith and $15,000, November 28, 1938. Named Head Coach of Buffalo (AHL), October 11, 1940.
Quote of the Day

He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday