|Assets:||Provides a lot of energy, can kill penalties and isn't afraid to rumble. Can line up both at center or wing and provides plenty of versatility to a lineup. Works hard and has sound fundamentals. Is good on face-offs.|
|Flaws:||Is a limited offensive forward at the highest level and somewhat undersized (6-0) for the physical role he plays. Will occasionally take bad penalties that hurt his team. Isn't reliable enough when given too much ice time.|
|Career Potential:||Physical and versatile defensive forward.|
|12/22/2015||Missed 3 games (suspended by nhl).|
|12/14/2015||Suspended by the NHL for 3 games.|
|12/14/2015||Fined $25,806 by the NHL.|
|12/02/2015||Missed 25 games (shoulder surgery).|
|11/29/2015||Recalled from the San Diego Gulls (AHL).|
|11/27/2015||Assigned to the San Diego Gulls (AHL) for conditioning purposes.|
|10/05/2015||Shoulder surgery, injured reserve.|
|4/30/2015||Missed the last 4 playoff games (upper body injury).|
|4/16/2015||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/01/2015||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|2/25/2015||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/30/2014||Acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|1/16/2014||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|4/16/2013||Missed 1 game (facial injury).|
|4/14/2013||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|4/06/2013||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|3/30/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|3/23/2013||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a four-year contract extension.|
|9/28/2012||Signed by the Alaska Aces (ECHL).|
|3/31/2012||Missed 7 games (upper body injury).|
|3/17/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/02/2012||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|1/03/2012||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|12/31/2011||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/29/2011||Lower body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/21/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/10/2011||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|12/08/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/17/2011||Missed 3 games (concussion).|
|1/31/2011||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a two-year contract extension.|
|7/16/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a one-year contract.|
|7/05/2010||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|6/16/2010||Tampa Bay Lightning tendered a qualifying offer.|
|1/21/2010||Claimed off waivers from the New York Islanders.|
|1/06/2010||Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).|
|12/29/2009||Shoulder injury, early January.|
|7/25/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Islanders to a one-year contract.|
|3/12/2009||Missed 16 games (left shoulder injury).|
|2/07/2009||Left shoulder injury, early March.|
|1/13/2009||Missed 12 games (broken ankle).|
|12/16/2008||Broken ankle, mid-January.|
|12/11/2008||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|12/06/2008||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|11/28/2008||Missed 9 games (groin).|
|11/08/2008||Groin, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/08/2008||Claimed off waivers from the Boston Bruins.|
|10/07/2008||Assigned to Providence (AHL) (pending waivers).|
|7/28/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Boston Bruins.|
|10/01/2007||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|4/10/2007||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|4/07/2007||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|11/29/2006||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|11/28/2006||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|10/27/2006||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|10/26/2006||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|10/24/2006||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|10/21/2006||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|9/25/2006||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|9/19/2005||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|7/28/2005||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|9/16/2003||Returned to his junior team (Seattle-WHL).|
|6/30/2014||Tampa Bay Lightning traded Nate Thompson to the Anaheim Ducks for a 4th and a 7th round selection in 2015.|
|1/21/2010||Claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning from the New York Islanders.|
|10/08/2008||Claimed by the New York Islanders off waivers from the Boston Bruins.|
|6/22/2003||Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 6th round (183rd overall) in 2003.|
| 12/22/2015 1:52 PM
NewsThompson has served his three-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head of Carolina's Justin Faulk, and is eligible to return to action Tuesday against the Rangers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
| 12/14/2015 3:22 PM
NewsThompson has been suspended three games for an illegal hit to the head, Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press reports.
| 12/02/2015 10:16 PM
NewsThompson (shoulder) will play in Wednesday's game against the Lightning, Curtis Zupke of the LA Times reports.
| 12/02/2015 2:34 PM
NewsThompson will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's tilt against the Lightning, NHL.com's Abbey Mastracco reports.
| 11/30/2015 1:57 PM
NewsThompson (shoulder) appears to be nearing a return to the lineup, the Orange County Register reports.
| 11/23/2015 3:30 PM
NewsThompson (shoulder) was able to take contact Monday but isn't ready to return to game action, Curtis Zupke of NHL.com reports.
| 11/09/2015 2:22 PM
NewsThompson (shoulder) is a week or two away from taking contact, Curtis Zupke of NHL.com reports.
| 11/04/2015 3:31 PM
NewsThompson, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, participated in a pregame skate Wednesday, Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles News Group reports.
| 10/05/2015 3:23 PM
NewsThompson (shoulder) was placed on the IR on Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Anaheim acquires Nate Thompson | 06/30/2014 6:52 AM
NewsThe Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Nate Thompson from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for two 2015 draft picks.
Orange County Register
ImpactThe Lightning will get a fourth and seventh round pick for Thompson as the Ducks continue to strengthen down the middle after acquiring Ryan Kesler on Thursday. Thompson will help on the penalty kill and at the face off dot. He chipped in with nine goals and 16 points last season so his fantasy value is negligible.
Two goals for Nate Thompson in Lightning loss | 03/02/2014 11:06 PM
NewsLightning center Nate Thompson scored twice but there wasn't much more for Tampa Bay to celebrate in a 6-3 loss to the Avalanche in Colorado Sunday night.
ImpactThompson's goals were his seventh and eighth of the season. Scoring the Lightning's other goal was Tom Pyatt, his second.
Nate Thompson finds back of the net Saturday | 03/02/2014 11:00 AM
NewsNate Thompson scored a goal in the Lightning's 4-2 win over Dallas on Saturday.
ImpactThompson now has six goals and 12 points in 59 games this season. That's pretty much on par with what we expected from him when the season began.
Nate Thompson leads Lightning over Montreal | 02/01/2014 5:03 PM
NewsNate Thompson scored both goals for Tampa Bay in Saturday's 2-1 overtime triumph over Montreal.
ImpactHe opened the scoring with a shorthanded marker and supplied the winner in the last 30 seconds of the extra session. Thompson was the unlikely hero of the contest, as he has just five goals and 11 points in 54 games this season. Victor Hedman assisted on both of Thompson's markers.
| 01/17/2014 1:44 AM
NewsNate Thompson returned to action on Thursday January 16.
Nate Thompson (flu) misses Tuesday's game | 01/15/2014 8:42 AM
NewsNate Thompson didn't play Tuesday because of the flu.
ImpactHe has nine points and 63 hits in 46 games this season. Consider him day-to-day.
Nate Thompson only one to score for Bolts | 12/07/2013 11:22 PM
NewsNate Thompson scored the lone goal for the Lightning in their 2-1 overtime loss to the Jets on Saturday night.
ImpactThompson may be getting his fair share of minutes lately (16:33 on Saturday), but he's not close to being a fantasy factor. He's low-upside bottom-six player, and his two goals and five points attest to that. Martin St. Louis and Radko Gudas had the helpers on the goal.
Nate Thompson thrilled to earn bronze medal | 05/22/2013 12:06 PM
NewsNate Thompson was thrilled to win a bronze medal with Team USA at the IIHF World Championship.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe called it "a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget." It was his first medal and second time he has competed for the United States at the tournament. "It was awesome," he said. "With the group of guys we had an how young we were, I don't think anyone would have picked us to do that. We had a pretty resilient group." Thompson generated a goal, three points and a plus-1 rating in 10 games.
Nate Thompson likely to play Tuesday | 04/16/2013 9:41 AM
NewsNate Thompson is projected to be OK to play Tuesday night after he sustained a cut above his right eye on Saturday when he took a shot to the face.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactThe Mike Green slap shot shattered his visor and although he was able to return to the game, he left shortly after. Thompson also sat out Sunday's contest, but it sounds like he'll play Tuesday at Winnipeg.
Nate Thompson leaves with injury Saturday | 04/14/2013 10:19 AM
NewsNate Thompson took a puck to the face off a slap shot from Mike Green and had to leave Saturday's contest.
ImpactThompson needed eight stitches above the right eye after taking a puck to the face in the first period. The Green shot shattered his shield and left him with a cut over his right eye. Thompson returned but only played three shifts early in the second period before leaving the contest.
NHL suspends Nate Thompson for 2 games | 03/30/2013 4:59 PM
NewsNate Thompson has received a two-game suspension for his hit on New Jersey's Matt D'Agostini on Friday.
ImpactIn the view of the NHL's Department of Player's Safety, Thompson "recklessly" targeted D'Agostini's head during a hit midway through the second period. Thompson was not immediately penalized for his actions and D'Agostini was able to finish the game. However, it's still a violation of Rule 48, so Thompson won't be eligible to play until April 6.
Lightning hand Thompson a 4-year extension | 03/23/2013 2:09 PM
NewsNate Thompson has inked a four-year/$6.4 million extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactThompson was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and his name was already beginning to come up in trade rumors. Thompson has six goals and 10 points in 30 games this season.
Nate Thompson explodes for 3 points Tuesday | 03/05/2013 9:57 PM
NewsNate Thompson enjoyed a two-goal, three-point performance Tuesday to help the Lightning to a 5-2 victory against the Devils.
ImpactHe isn't known for offensive contributions, as evidenced by his eight points in 23 outings this campaign. Martin St. Louis and Alexander Killhorn had a goal and an assist apiece in the win.
|Goals||0||23 times-last:at Pit||last:Feb 8||1|
|Assists||1||3 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Jan 15||2|
|Points||1||3 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Jan 15||2|
|Penalty Minutes||15||vs. Car||Dec 11||14|
|Plus/Minus||1||5 times-last:vs. Ari||last:Feb 5||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||23 times-last:at Pit||last:Feb 8||0|
|Power Play Points||0||23 times-last:at Pit||last:Feb 8||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||23 times-last:at Pit||last:Feb 8||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||23 times-last:at Pit||last:Feb 8||1|
|Shots||3||vs. Tor||Jan 6||4|
|Penalty Minutes||56||2009-10 (NYI/TB)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2013-14 (TB)|
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