Tommy Thompson's Strong Play Earns Him AHL/ECHL Two-Way Deal

Tommy Thompson has signed an AHL contract for the remainder of 2017-18 with Texas. His strong play in Idaho has shown he can be a depth call-up for Texas in the future. Texas likely wanted to make sure he wasn't snatched up by any other AHL team looking for a PTO forward.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Tuesday the team has signed forward Tommy Thompson to an AHL contract for the 2017-18 season.

Thompson, 27, has appeared in eight games this season for Texas and tallied two assists. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound forward has appeared in nine games this with the Stars’ ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads, registering seven points (2-5=7). The Saratoga, N.Y. native is currently in his second full professional season out of St. Lawrence University.

Thompson will continue to remain with the Steelheads.