OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed forward Garrett Thompson to a one-year entry-level contract. Thompson recently completed his senior collegiate season when his Ferris State Bulldogs fell 2-1 in overtime to North Dakota in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Midwest Regional final on March 29.
A native of Traverse City, Mich., Thompson played in 42 games this past season, scoring a team-high 16 goals and adding 16 assists to tie for the team lead with 32 points. Thompson, one of the team’s assistant captains, also recorded 42 penalty minutes. In four years with the Bulldogs, the 24-year-old recorded 87 points (42 goals, 45 assists) over 139 games.
Prior to attending Ferris State, the 6-2, 191-pound, winger spent three seasons (2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10) with the Traverse City (Mich.) North Stars of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), where he scored 40 goals and added 40 assists in 121 games.
Prior to his senior season at Ferris State, Thompson participated in the summer prospect camp held by the Chicago Blackhawks.
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