August 8, 1977 |
Calgary, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Calgary Flames
|NHL Draft||72nd overall, 1995
Rocky Lee Thompson (born August 8, 1977 in Calgary, Alberta and raised in Whitecourt) was a Canadian ice hockey Right Wing. He was drafted in the third round, 72nd overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.
After playing four seasons in the Western Hockey League, Thompson made his professional debut with the Flames' American Hockey League affiliate, the Saint John Flames. He appeared in 15 NHL games with the Flames during the 1997–98 and 1998–99 seasons. He made a brief return to the NHL with the Florida Panthers, appearing in ten games during the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons. In only 25 NHL games, Thompson racked up 117 penalty minutes.
Most of his professional career has been spent with various AHL teams, tallying numerous penalty minutes. Most recently, he played in 59 games for the Peoria Rivermen during the 2005–06 season, recording 247 penalty minutes.
Following his professional career, Rocky Thompson turned to coaching, becoming the assistant coach for the expansion Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League in 2007. He is currently an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Barons. Rocky's older Brother Jeremy is a City Councillor in Medicine Hat.
Career statistics 
|1993–94||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||68||1||4||5||166||3||0||0||0||2|
|1994–95||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||63||1||6||7||220||5||0||0||0||17|
|1995–96||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||71||9||20||29||260||5||2||3||5||26|
|1995–96||Saint John Flames||AHL||4||0||0||0||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||47||6||9||15||170||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||22||3||5||8||90||10||1||2||3||22|
|1997–98||Saint John Flames||AHL||51||3||0||3||187||18||1||1||2||47|
|1998–99||Saint John Flames||AHL||27||2||2||4||108||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Saint John Flames||AHL||53||2||8||10||125||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||79||1||11||12||275||3||0||0||0||4|
|This biographical article relating to a Canadian ice hockey defenceman born in the 1970s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|