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Lightning Trade Thompson To Anaheim For Picks by   Steven Ellis

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Nate Thompson from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a fourth-round and seventh-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. A key face-off winner, Thompson had nine goals and 16 points last season in a bottom line role with the Lightning.  Thompson owns a career faceoff percentage of 51.7, good for higher than half of [...]
Via The Hockey House
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Trade Nate Thompson To Ducks In Exchange For Two Draft Picks

ANAHEIM — The Anaheim Ducks acquired center Nate Thompson from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night in a trade for two draft picks. The Ducks sent a fourth-round choice and a seventh-round pick in 2015 to the Lightning. Thompson has scored 85 points in 391 career NHL games with Tampa Bay, the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders, winning nearly 52 percent of his faceoffs...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning trade Nate Thompson to Ducks for 4th and 7th-round picks in 2015

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is a busy man as he prepares for free agency on July 1. He pulled off another trade Sunday night, the Lightning's third of the day. Thompson, a 29-year-old center who will turn 30 on Oct. 5, scored nine goals and added seven assists in 81 games this past season. He's under contract through 2016-17 at a cap hit of $1.6 million...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Thompson scores twice as Lightning edge Canadiens in OT

MONTREAL -- Nate Thompson scored twice, including the winner at 4:36 of overtime, to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday afternoon. Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots for Tampa Bay, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Daniel Briere scored for Montreal. Carey Price made 34 saves. Thompson scored the clincher when Alex Killorn found him all...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Lightning’s Nate Thompson’s visor shatters after being hit by Mike Green shot

Tweet We are coming closer and closer to the days in the NHL where wearing a visor is mandated. Too many players are being hit with pucks in the face and are being relatively seriously injured. However, Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson proved that even a visor isn’t 100 percent effective when he was [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Lightning center Nate Thompson has visor shattered by wicked slap shot

Here is a great example of why the majority of National Hockey League players wear protective visors.Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson had to leave the game against Washington on Saturday after receiving a puck to the face, courtesy of Capitals defenseman Mike Green.Green was setting up for a shot during a power play opportunity and proceeded to fire the puck towards to net...
Via Bush League Chronicle
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Thompson blocks slap shot with face, visor shatters

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nate Thompson went down to block a slap shot from Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green and let’s just say it didn’t go as planned.  The Capitals were on the power play and the slap shot hit Nate Thompson in the side of the head and actually shattered his visor.  Thompson was cut on the play pretty badly and you can actually see Capitals forward...
Via Diehardsport
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Nate Thompson’s Visor Shatters After Taking A Mike Green Slapshot

Thanks to SB Nation for the quick video.  
Via Kukla's Korner
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning's Thompson hit in face by slap shot

Tampa Bay's Nate Thompson was hit in the face by a Mike Green slap shot, completely shattering his visor and drawing blood.
Via Gamedayr
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Thompson Has An Appointment With The Player Safety Department

via, Tampa Bay center Nate Thompson faces a hearing Saturday afternoon with the Department of Player Safety for an incident that occurred during Friday night's game against the New Jersey Devils at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The following grounds for potential supplemental discipline are being considered: Illegal Check to the Head. However, the Department...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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