Thompson agreed to a one-year, one-way contract extension with the Canadiens on Thursday. This is the second one-year deal that Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has bestowed on a skater in the past week, with defenseman Christian Folin agreeing to terms on an extension last Thursday. Thompson produced 13 points (five goals, eight assists) over 78 games between the Kings and Habs this season, with the Kings receiving two 2019 draft picks -- specifically, a fifth-round pick and fourth-rounder -- upon sending Thompson to Montreal this past February.
Thompson recorded an assist in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to Carolina. Not normally an offensive threat, Thomspon has been hot of late, recording assists in four straight games. He's up to 12 points on the year, having split time between LA and Montreal. The fourth-line plugger also dished out three hits and was a plus-1 in defeat.
Thompson picked up an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks. Thompson now has two points, both helpers, in 12 games since being traded to the Canadiens from the Kings. The center has accumulated eight points in 65 contests this year across the two teams, and his limited role does not lend him to fantasy interests.
Thompson was acquired by the Habs from the Kings on Monday, along with a 2019 fifth-round pick, in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round pick. Thompson just ended a 17-game goal drought with his tally versus Boston on Saturday and will now be headed east. The Anchorage native has underwhelmed this year with a mere six points in 53 outings. The 33-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, which likely factored into his decision to waive his no-trade clause, as he looks to audition with Montreal in the hopes of earning a new contract this summer. The center should add some valuable veteran experience to a relatively young forward group that is hoping to make a postseason run.
Thompson failed to register a shot on goal in 14:46 of ice time against New Jersey on Tuesday. Thompson's only statistical contribution came in the form of one blocked shot, despite slotting into a second-line role in his first game back from an illness. Once Jeff Carter (lower body) is cleared to return, Thompson figures to slide down to a bottom-six assignment.
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