Paul Thompson (ice hockey b. 1906)

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Paul Thompson
Born (1906-11-02)November 2, 1906
Calgary, AB, CAN
Died September 13, 1991(1991-09-13) (aged 84)
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1926–1939

Paul Ivan Thompson (November 2, 1906 – September 13, 1991) was a Canadian ice hockey forward who played 13 season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Thompson started his National Hockey League career with the New York Rangers in 1926. He would also play for the Chicago Black Hawks and retire after the 1939 season. Twice, he was a member of the NHL All-Star Team. He was a three-time winner of the Stanley Cup, winning it in 1928 with the Rangers, and in 1934 and 1938 with Black Hawks.

Paul Thompson was the younger brother of Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Tiny Thompson.

After retiring from playing, Thompson became a professional coach, notably coaching the Chicago Black Hawks between 1939 and 1945, and the Vancouver Canucks of the Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL), between 1945 and 1947.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1924–25 Calgary Canadians CCJHL
1924–25 Calgary Canadians M-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1925–26 Calgary Canadians CCJHL
1925–26 Calgary Canadians M-Cup 9 12 2 14 10
1926–27 New York Rangers NHL 43 7 3 10 12 2 0 0 0 0
1927–28 New York Rangers NHL 42 4 4 8 22 8 0 0 0 30
1928–29 New York Rangers NHL 44 10 7 17 38 6 0 2 2 6
1929–30 New York Rangers NHL 44 7 12 19 36 4 0 0 0 2
1930–31 New York Rangers NHL 44 7 7 14 36 4 3 0 3 2
1931–32 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 8 14 22 34 2 0 0 0 2
1932–33 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 13 20 33 27
1933–34 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 20 16 36 17 8 4 3 7 6
1934–35 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 16 23 39 20 2 0 0 0 0
1935–36 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 45 17 23 40 19 2 0 3 3 0
1936–37 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 47 17 18 35 28
1937–38 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 22 22 44 14 10 4 3 7 6
1938–39 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 33 5 10 15 33
NHL totals 582 153 179 332 336 48 11 11 22 54

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
CHI 1938–39 27 4 18 5 13 7th in NHL DNQ
CHI 1939–40 48 23 19 6 52 4th in NHL Lost in first round
CHI 1940–41 48 16 25 7 39 5th in NHL Lost in second round
CHI 1941–42 48 22 23 3 47 4th in NHL Lost in first round
CHI 1942–43 50 17 18 15 49 5th in NHL DNQ
CHI 1943–44 50 22 23 5 49 4th in NHL Lost in Stanley Cup Final
CHI 1944–45 1 0 1 0 0 5th in NHL Fired
Total 272 104 127 41 249

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Preceded by
Bill Stewart
Head coach of the Chicago Black Hawks
193944
Succeeded by
Johnny Gottselig