Thompson Inks 2 Year Extension

Courtesy TSN

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed centre Nate Thompson to a 2-year extension, $1.8 million extension on Tuesday.

Thompson will receive $950,000 in the first year of the deal and $850,000 in the second year.

The Anchorage, Alaska native was claimed off waivers from the New York Islanders last season.

This year, he has 7 goals and 10 assists in 51 games.

Thompson was drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2003 but only appeared in four games with the club in the 2006-07 season.

The Islanders claimed him off waivers early in the 2008 campaign and he played 82 games over two seasons on Long Island.

Good for Tampa as they retain the gritty centreman. He displays a lot of emotion and gets the team fired up.

Kyle Busch