17 Paul Thompson
17 Paul Thompson
Birth Date: 11/30/88
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Derry, N.H.
Position: F
Team: New Hampshire (EJHL)
S/C: R

Thompson's 2010-11 Stats
: Thompson skated in all 39 games for UNH… Second behind only Bobby Butler on the team with 39 points on 20 assists and 19 goals… Ranked 10th in Hockey East play in total points… Ranked fourth in goals and ninth in total points in Hockey East play…  Scored four goals on power plays… Tallied four game-winning goals, a total that ranked first on the team… Posted the game-winner in a 4-3 overtime victory over Merrimack (1/30) and potted the game-winner in an NCAA win over Cornell (3/26)… Tied a career-high two assists against Providence (2/19)… Posted multiple points in 10 games… Named the Co-MVP in the Battle for the RiverStone Cup against Dartmouth (1/16) tallying two goals and an assist to lead the ‘Cats past the Big Green 5-2... One of eight Wildcats named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

2008-09: Thompson tallied nine points (4g, 5a) in 27 games played… Dished out a pair of assists in a 6-5 overtime win over Vermont in the regular-season finale… Netted a goal in the first game of the season against Wisconsin and had a point in eight games.

2007-08: Thompson ranked third in rookie scoring for the ‘Cats with 12 points (6g, 6a)…Scored his first career hat trick Nov. 17 at Providence…Also had a career-high five points that night with two assists…His third goal of the contest won the game in overtime…Had another multiple-point effort Nov. 2 at Northeastern…Named Hockey East Rookie of the Month in November.

Career Milestones: Career high: five points on Nov. 17, 2007 at PC... First assist Nov. 2, 2007 vs. Northeastern... First goal Oct. 27, 2007 vs. Colorado College.

Before UNH: Thompson was a member of the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs of the EJHL from 2005-07...He was the EJHL Player of the Year and EJHL Offensive Player of the Year in 06-07 scoring 94 points (51g, 43a) in 50 games...Thompson was a First-Team EJHL All-Star and averaged over one goal per game last season...He played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Pinkerton Academy and is a cousin of former Wildcat Mike Souza.

Personal: Born in Methuen, Massachusetts on November 30, 1988 to Paul and Susan Thompson...Shoots right...A health management and policy major...Cousin, Mike Souza, played hockey for UNH from 1996-2000 and currently plays in Europe...Aside from playing hockey, he enjoys golf and boating...The people he admires the most are his parents.


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