Thompson attended training camp with the IceHogs prior to the 2018-19 campaign before skating with the Fuel during the regular season. The 6-1, 195-lbs forward finished third on the team in scoring and assists after logging 50 points on 21 goals and 29 assists in 65 games. He was also one of only four team skaters with a double-digit plus/minus rating, and his +10 for the season ranked second among all team forwards. The second-year pro capped the campaign with honors as the ECHL’s Plus Performer of the Month for March after leading the league with a +13 plus/minus rating during the month.
The Alliston, Ontario native originally made his pro debut last season with the Fuel, notching six points (2g, 4a) in seven games during the regular season and a goal and assist in four playoff contests. He recorded his first pro point on March 20 at Cincinnati (assist) and scored his first goal two games later on March 25 at Brampton.
Prior to making his pro debut, Thompson starred at Adrian College where he posted a better than point-per-game average during his career with 128 points (61g, 67a) in 105 collegiate games from 2014-18. He served as captain during both his junior and senior season and collected 30+ points in three of his four campaigns. He capped his collegiate tenure ranked sixth all-time in school history in goals, 10th in points and 14th in assists. The forward was a two-time NCAA Division III All-Conference selection (2015-16 and 2017-18) and was also named the NCAA Division III Player of the Year during his senior season after tallying 34 points (16g, 18a) in 30 games. He also helped Adrian College to the quarterfinals of the playoffs as a senior before the Bulldogs fell to UW-Stevens Point.