SPRINGFIELD, MA- Springfield Thunderbirds forward Paul Thompson has been named the American Hockey League/CCM Player Of The Week for the week of March 12th.
Thompson had an impressive weekend scoring four goals and adding one assist over three games to help the Thunderbirds sweep the weekend. Thompson scored a goal and pitched in a helper on Anthony Greco’s game-winning goal on Friday night against the Syracuse Crunch en route to a 3-2 victory.
Thompson scored two goals on Saturday night in the Pink In The Rink against their I-91 rival, the Hartford Wolf Pack, to erase a 2-0 lead. Thompson scored the game-winning goal in the third period to help the Thunderbirds win against the Wolf Pack 5-2.
Thompson gave the Thunderbirds insurance on Sunday afternoon when he scored his fourth of goal of the weekend against the Rochester Americans to help sweep the weekend with a 2-0 victory.
Thompson is in his sixth year playing professional hockey after playing for the University Of New Hampshire in NCAA College Hockey East Conference. Thompson leads the Thunderbirds with 15 goals with 14 assists for 29 points during the 2016-17 campaign.
Thompson also has three assists in 21 games with the Florida Panthers.
Thompson has logged in 365 AHL games scoring 100 goals and having 91 assists for a total of 191 points. Thompson played in the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic. Thompson made his National Hockey League debut during the 2015-16 year for the New Jersey Devils playing in three games.
Thompson will received an etched crystal award at a future Springfield Thunderbirds home game.
The Thunderbirds will be back in action this Friday night when they travel take on the Albany Devils and then to the Dunkin Donuts Center on Saturday to take the Providence Bruins.
They will end the weekend with a home game at the MassMutual Center to take on the Albany Devils on Sunday with a 3:05 puck drop.