Rocky Thompson

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Rocky Thompson
Rocky Thompson.jpg
Born (1977-08-08) August 8, 1977 (age 37)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Calgary Flames
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 1995
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1997–2002

Rocky Lee Thompson (born August 8, 1977 in Calgary, Alberta and raised in Whitecourt, Alberta)[1] 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.[1] He would later become an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Barons.

On July 16, 2014, Thompson was promoted to assistant coach of the Edmonton Oilers.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 12 0 0 0 61
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 25
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 27 2 2 4 108
1999–00 Saint John Flames AHL 53 2 8 10 125
1999–00 Louisville Panthers AHL 3 0 1 1 54 4 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Louisville Panthers AHL 55 3 5 8 193
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 4 0 0 0 19
2001–02 Hershey Bears AHL 42 0 3 3 143 8 1 0 1 19
2001–02 Florida Panthers NHL 6 0 0 0 12
2002–03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 79 1 11 12 275 3 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Toronto Roadrunners AHL 69 1 8 9 196 3 1 1 2 0
2004–05 Edmonton Roadrunners AHL 69 3 3 6 231
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 59 1 4 5 247 3 0 0 0 19
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 55 1 7 8 127
NHL totals 25 0 0 0 117

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rocky hangs up skates to coach with Oil Kings". Sherwood Park News (Sun Media Corporation). 2007-07-24. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  2. ^ "Rocky Thompson hired as assistant coach by Edmonton Oilers". NHL.com. 2014-07-16. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 

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