New York Islanders
Anaheim Ducks
Nate Thompson
NateThompson
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 212
BIRTHDATE: 10/05/1984
AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Anchorage, AK, USA
DRAFTED: BOS: 2003-183 overall

-Recorded his first NHL assist, 3/25 vs. MIN
-Missed 16 games (2/7-3/10) with a shoulder injury
-Missed 12 games (12/16-1/8) with a fractured ankle
-Missed one game (12/9) with the flu
-Missed one game (12/4) with a leg injury
-Missed nine games (11/8-11/26) with a strained groin
-Scored his first NHL goal/point with a shorthanded tally (Henrik Lundqvist), 11/4 at NYR
-Spent the last three seasons with Providence (AHL), where he was coached by Islanders Head Coach Scott Gordon
*Season Highs:
-G: 1 (twice, m.r. 11/28 at BOS), A: 1 (twice, m.r. 3/28 vs. PHI), P: 1 (four times, m.r. 3/28 vs. PHI)
-TOI: 17:03 (4/7 at CAR), +/-: +2 (10/11 vs. STL), SOG: 4 (twice, m.r. 4/2 vs. MTL)
-PIM: 15 (10/13 vs. BUF), Hits: 5 (3/21 at OTT), Blocked Shots: 3 (twice, m.r. 4/1 at WSH)
*Shootout Statistics:
-2008-09: 0-0 (N/A), Career: 0-0 (N/A)

LAST SEASON

Scored first NHL goal/point (Henrik Lundqvist) with a shorthanded tally on Nov. 4 at NY Rangers...Recorded first NHL assist on Mar. 25 vs. Minnesota...Missed a total of 39 games due to injury/illness.


CAREER

2007-08: Spent the entire season with Providence (AHL)...Recorded AHL career highs in goals (19), assists (20) and points (39)...Served as an alternate captain.


2006-07:
Made NHL debut on Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo...Went scoreless in four NHL games...Earned 23 points (8-15-23) in 67 games with Providence (AHL).


2005-06:
Played first full pro season with Providence (AHL)...Had eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points in 58 games.


2004-05:
Joined Providence (AHL) for its playoff run and earned one assist in 11 postseason games.


JUNIOR

Played four seasons with Seattle (WHL), recording 55 goals and 88 assists for 143 points in 253 career games.


MILESTONES

1st NHL Game: 10/21/06 vs. Buffalo

1st NHL Goal/Point: 11/4/08 vs. NY Rangers

1st NHL Assist: 3/25/09 vs. Minnesota


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS

Most Goals: 1 (twice), Last: 11/28/08 at Boston

Most Assists: 1 (twice), Last: 3/28/09 vs. Philadelphia

Most Points: 1 (four times), Last: 3/28/09 vs. Philadelphia

Most PIM: 15, 10/13/08 vs. Buffalo