Michael Thompson (lacrosse)

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Michael Thompson
— Lacrosse player —
Born June 16, 1977
Akwesasne, Ontario, CAN
Position Goaltender
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 240 pounds (109 kg)
MSL team St. Regis Indians
NLL team
F. Teams
Buffalo Bandits
Ottawa Rebel
Nationality Iroquois
Pro career 20012012
Shoots Right

Mike Thompson (b. on June 16, 1977 in Akwesasne, Ontario) is a retired professional box lacrosse player. Thompson played seven seasons in the National Lacrosse League, six with the Buffalo Bandits.

He signed with the Bandits on August 18, 2006 to replace Ken Montour as back-up goalie to Steve Dietrich. Thompson took over the starting duties from Dietrich due to injuries during the 2007 season and played well enough to inevitably make Dietrich expendable after the season.

Ironically, in 2008 Thompson would team with Montour to form a two-headed goalie platoon for the Bandits leading to the franchise's fourth NLL Championship. Thompson would make 39 saves, including one as time expired, as he went the whole way in the 2008 Champion's Cup.

Thompson retired from the NLL following the 2012 NLL season.[1]

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP Min GA Sv GAA Sv % GP Min GA Sv GAA Sv %
2001 Ottawa 8 38 21 27 32.76 56.25% -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 Buffalo 16 511 103 324 12.08 75.88% 2 119 21 90 10.56 81.08%
2008 Buffalo 14 421 83 266 11.82 76.22% 3 120 25 85 12.50 77.27%
2009 Buffalo 16 313 66 208 12.63 75.91% 2 15 1 6 3.91 85.71%
2010 Buffalo 11 387 64 271 9.92 80.90% 1 55 13 29 14.18 69.05%
2011 Buffalo 16 763 123 450 9.67 78.53% 2 77 16 59 12.44 78.67%
2012 Buffalo 16 525 109 333 12.44 75.30% 1 0 0 0 -- --
NLL Totals 97 2,960 569 1879 11.53 76.76% 11 387 76 269 11.78 77.97%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thompson, Gibson announce retirement". Bandits.com. August 16, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2012.