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Loran Thompson

Loran Thompson  #12

Left Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: May 28, 1950
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Summerside, PE, Canada
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: TOR / 1970 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (22nd overall)
Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Toronto's 1st (Brent Peterson) and 2nd (Al Jensen) round choices in 1978 Amateur Draft and Toronto's 1st round choice (Mike Blaisdell) in 1980 Entry Draft for Dan Maloney and Detroit's 2nd round choice (Craig Muni) in 1980 Entry Draft, March 13, 1978. Traded to Pittsburgh by Detroit for Gary McAdam, January 8, 1981.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016