Texas Signs Bryan Thomson, Bolstering Goalie Depth

Thomson in Development Camp (Credit: Dallas Stars)

Coming off an amateur tryout with Texas, Bryan Thomson has signed an AHL contract with the Stars for the coming year. He did not play in any games with Texas on his ATO.

The rookie netminder was invited to Dallas' development camp in early July. Based on the signing, I would expect him to back up Remi Poirier in Traverse City in September.

With Matt Murray and Poirier forming the Texas tandem, Thomson should get a chance for big minutes in Idaho. With the departure of Adam Scheel, Texas did not have a third goalie waiting in the wings until this signing.

Here's the release: 

The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today the club signed goaltender Bryan Thomson to a one-year AHL contract through the 2023-24 season.

Thomson, 21, spent parts of five seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes where he went 59-42-5 with a 3.06 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 117 appearances. The goaltender went 13-8-1 with a career-best 2.65 GAA and .919 SV% in 24 games in 2022-23. Thomson also started three playoff games for Lethbridge before Texas brought him in on an amateur tryout for the end of the season.

The 6-foot-5, 183-pound native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan was originally undrafted, but was the 11th ranked goaltender on the NHL’s Central Scouting list for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.