Blackhawks Top 100- #69 Paul Thompson
We’re heading into the dog days of the offseason, counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Season kicks off. We’re going to do a Top 100 list of all time Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down Memory Lane
Blackhawks Career- 1931-1939
Stanley Cup Championships-2 (1934,1938)
When Paul Thompson was traded to the Blackhawks before the 1931-1932 season he was already a Stanley Cup winner with the New York Rangers in 1928. Thompson wasn’t much of a scorer in the Big Apple but when he placed on the line with Mush March and Doc Romnes his offensive numbers began to increase in Chicago.
Thompson scored 20 goals twice in Chicago and he scored 15 or more goals in 7 out of his 8 season with the Blackhawks. Thompson was a 2-time all-star but his biggest contribution during his playing days was being on both the 34 and 38 Stanley Cup winners in Chicago. Thompson was an all around good player that didn’t shy away from any aspect of the game. He played physical, played in front of the net, and still had an excellent shot.
Thompson coached the Blackhawks for 6 seasons in Chicago compiling a 104-127-41 record which isn’t great but he guided the team to the 1944 Stanley Cup Finals where they lost to their nemisis the Montreal Canadiens.
Thompson although having been retired since the 39 season and played in an era where every goal was precious still ranks 44th all-time in Blackhawks points for a career!
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