Tag: NHL Draft

Persistence pays off for Tage Thompson

Tage Thompson has received plenty of advice from his father when it comes to hockey.

Brent Thompson, now coach of Bridgeport in the American Hockey League, had a 14-year playing career. The retired defenseman played 121 NHL games from 1991-97 with the Los Angeles Kings, Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes.

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Alexander Nylander steps up at World Junior Championship, ready for 2016 NHL Draft

Alexander Nylander couldn’t wait to play with his older brother William Nylander at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland.

“That would be an unbelievable experience,” Alexander Nylander said in September, ahead of the winter tournament. “I don’t think I’ve ever played with my brother on a team. … To be able to play with my brother would be just amazing. It’s something I dream of, actually.”

Unfortunately their time on the ice together was limited to less than one game after William sustained a head injury in Sweden’s tournament-opening 8-3 win against Switzerland on Dec. 26 and had to miss the rest of the WJC.

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