15 year NHL veteran hangs up the skates
BY SAM JULY 20, 2023 (8:41)
Veteran forward Nate Thompson announced on the Empty Netters Podcast that after a 15-year National Hockey League career, he was retiring from professional hockey; take a look.
Thompson, 38, was the guy you loved to have on your team; he played 844 career NHL games across 15 years, splitting time between 9 different teams, scoring 65 goals and adding 99 assists for a total of 164 points.
Say what you will about Thompson, he wasn't flashy, he didn't put up a lot of points, but he was able to endear himself to his teammates and make a long career simply playing his role on any team he went to.