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Tage Thompson
Born October 30, 1997 (1997-10-30) (age 24)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Buffalo Sabres
St. Louis Blues

San Antonio Rampage (AHL)

NHL Draft 26th overall, 2016
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2017–present

Tage Thompson (born Tage Nathaniel Thompson on October 30, 1997) is an American professional ice hockey center who is currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has formerly played for the St. Louis Blues of the NHL.

He was selected 26th overall by the Blues in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Blues.

Playing Career[]

After playing in the U.S. National Development Team in the United States Hockey League, Tage embarked on a collegiate career with the Connecticut in the Hockey East conference.

He appeared in all 36 games during his freshman season at UCONN in 2015–16 and was second on the team with 32 points on 14 goals & 18 assists. He also led the nation with 14 power play goals.

In the 2016–17 season, and after his selection by the Blues in the draft, Tage appeared in 34 games with the Huskies as a sophomore. He missed two games while participating with Team USA in the IIHF World Junior U20 Championship in Canada which resulted in him earning his second Gold Medal.

During his 34 games, he led the Huskies with 19 goals and 32 points.

After the completion of the Huskies season, Tage opted to conclude his collegiate career and signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues on March 7, 2017.

Tage immediately joined the Blues affiliate, the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, on an amateur try-out contract for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.

On October 4, 2017, he made his NHL debut in the Blues' first game of the 2017–18 season against the Pittsburgh Penguins but didn't score any goals.

On October 13, 2017, Tage was sent down to the Blues' AHL team, the San Antonio Rampage. But he was recalled by the Blues on December 18, 2017 and on December 21, 2017, he scored his 1st NHL goal against the Edmonton Oilers in a 3-2 loss.

On July 1, 2018, Thompson, Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, a 2019 first round pick and a 2021 second round draft pick was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Ryan O'Reilly. Unfortunately, the next playoff year his former team won the Stanley Cup and the Sabres didn't make the playoffs.

Career Statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2014–15 U.S. National Development Team USHL 25 7 7 14 20
2015–16 U. of Connecticut HE 36 14 18 32 12
2016–17 U. of Connecticut HE 34 19 13 32 24
2016–17 Chicago Wolves AHL 16 1 1 2 2 10 2 1 3 4
2017-18 St. Louis Blues NHL 41 3 6 9 12 __ __ __ __ __
2018-19 San Antonio Rampage AHL 30 8 10 18 4 __ __ __ __ __
2018–19 Buffalo Sabres NHL 65 7 5 12 20 __ __ __ __ __
2018-19 Rochester Americans AHL 8 6 3 9 4 3 2 0 2 2
2019-20 Rochester Americans AHL 16 6 6 12 8 __ __ __ __ __
2019–20 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0 __ __ __ __ __
AHL totals 70 21 20 41 18 13 4 1 5 6
NHL totals 107 10 11 21 32 __ __ __ __ __

Personal Life[]

Tage was born in Glendale, Arizona and has lived across the US, attending eleven different schools before accelerating his graduation from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan after his junior year at the University of Connecticut's request.

His father, Brent Thompson was a former NHL player and is currently the head coach for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

His brother, Tyce attends Salisbury High School and plays forward for the Salisbury Knights Varsity hockey team.

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