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Nate Thompson  #44

Anaheim Ducks  Center
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: October 5, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Anchorage, AK, United States
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: BOS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (183rd overall)
2015 Playoffs: Last Game: Added his fourth assist of the postseason with a +1 rating in 13:45 TOI, May 27 @ CHI...had five hits and two blocked shots...won 8-of-15 faceoff attempts (53%) - Has two assists in as many games...set a career high with his fifth point of the postseason (2-3=5) and matched his personal best in assists, May 25 vs. CHI - Set a career-high two-game point streak (1-2=3), May 19 vs. CHI...also had a career-high 28:42 TOI - Earned a postseason career-high two points (1-1=2), May 17 vs. CHI...had a career-tying +2 rating - Added his first goal of the 2015 postseason and first playoff goal as a Duck (empty net), May 3 vs. CGY - Made his Anaheim postseason debut, Apr. 30 vs. CGY...won 7-of-9 faceoff attempts (78%) - Missed the First Round with an upper-body injury Playoff Experience: - Has appeared in two previous Stanley Cup Playoffs with Tampa Bay in 2011 and 2014 2014-15 Regular Season: - Appeared in his eighth NHL season, his first with Anaheim
Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from Boston, October 8, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from NY Islanders, January 21, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Alaska (ECHL), September 28, 2012. Traded to Anaheim by Tampa Bay for 4th and 7th round choices in 2015 Entry Draft, June 29, 2014.
Quote of the Day

It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract