|Nate Thompson |
The New York Islanders today announced that they have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with forward, Nate Thompson.
Thompson was claimed off waivers from the Boston Bruins prior to last season and spent the entire year with the Islanders. He appeared in 43 games and registered four points, including his first National Hockey League goal/point, a shorthanded tally against the New York Rangers.
"Nate made an immediate impact last season, fitting right into our team system,” said Garth Snow, General Manager, New York Islanders. “He is the type of player every team looks for by giving an extra effort every time he steps on the ice.”
The Anchorage, AK native was selected by Boston in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, in the sixth round, 183rd overall. He began his professional career with the organization’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Providence Bruins, at the completion of their 2004-05 regular season. He played in 11 Calder Cup Playoff games, that season, scoring an assist and accumulating six penalty minutes. Thompson played the following three seasons with Providence, totaling 35 goals and 45 assists for 80 points in 216 games. He also served as Providence’s team captain, his final year with the Bruins in 2007-08.