With the 96th selection in the 2019 NHL Draft, the Devils selected the 6'0 forward Tyce Thompson and while Tyce was passed over in the 2017 and 2018 NHL draft, he is making the most of his current playing opportunities. The fourth-round selection is currently playing with Providence College in the NCAA and on Wednesday morning Hockey East announced the Devils prospect was named to the 2019-20 second All-Star team.
This past season, Thompson more than doubled his numbers from his sophomore season. The 2019-20 season lasted 34 games, where he contributed 19 goals and 25 assists for 44 points. In his first year with the Friars he had 25 points in 42 games played, including just eight goals.
Tyce comes from a hockey-heavy family with his father, Brent Thompson having appeared in 121 NHL games and has coached at multiple levels including the ECHL, AHL and as an assistant coach in the NHL.
His brother Tage Thompson plays for the Buffalo Sabres.