Former Senator Nate Thompson calls it a career after 15 years in the NHL. The journeyman played for nine teams during his time in the show, including 43 games with the Ottawa Senators in the 2017-18 season. In his sole season in the nation’s capital, he had 11 points.
After his time with the Senators, the former sixth-round pick played for seven more years. In his career, Thompson played over 800 games tallying 164 points.
“From the time I was 4 until 38 hockey has been my life and best friend. I’m beyond grateful and thankful for all the great people I’ve met and the friendships I’ve made. All good things must come to an end so thank you to all who supported me along this journey,” Thompson said in a Twitter post.
Thompson, a native of Anchorage, Alaska is just one of 14 players born in the state to suit up for an NHL team. He ranks fourth among his statesman in points, behind Matt Carle, Brandon Dubinsky, and Scott Gomez.
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The final stop in his long career was the Ontario Reign of the AHL, where he played 30 games and registered six points.
Drafted in the sixth round by the Boston Bruins. Thompson played six games with Boston. He went on the play for the New York Islanders, The Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, and Winnipeg Jets.