BREAKING: Former Boston Bruins decides to retire

Published July 20, 2023 at 8:17 PM

Nate Thompson, the veteran center, has officially decided to hang up his skates at the age of 38, bidding farewell to a remarkable journey on the ice.

Thompson's hockey career took off when the Boston Bruins selected him as a sixth-round pick (No. 183) in the 2003 NHL Draft.

His major junior hockey days began with Seattle in the Western Hockey League during the 2001-02 season.

Throughout his tenure with the Bruins, Thompson displayed talent and dedication to the game.

However, his journey took an interesting turn when the New York Islanders claimed him off waivers in 2008.

Thompson's journey led him to make significant contributions to both the Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he signed a four-year contract in 2013.

He further flourished with the Anaheim Ducks and the Ottawa Senators before finally joining the Philadelphia Flyers in 2020.

During his illustrious career, Thompson amassed an impressive 844 games played, leaving a lasting impact with 65 goals, 99 assists, and 164 points on the scoresheet.

While his plus-minus stat stands at -67, there's no denying the immense value he brought to every team he played for.

As Thompson embarks on a new chapter in life, the hockey community will forever remember his dedication, passion, and significant contributions to the game. His legacy will undoubtedly resonate with fans and fellow players alike.
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BREAKING: Former Boston Bruins decides to retire

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