Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Thomson
Jim Thomson was born December 30, 1965 in Edmonton, Alberta. The eighth choice, 185th overall selection of the Washington Capitals in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, Thomson is a graduate of the OHL's Toronto Marlboros.

Thomson spent two seasons with the Marlboros before making his professional debut with the AHL's Binghamton Whalers during the 1984-85 season. In his first full season with Binghamton in 1985-86, the Edmonton, Alberta native tallied 24 points (15-9-24) in 59 games. Although he spent the majority of the following year in the AHL, Thomson continued to hone his skills with Binghamton and managed to see action in ten games with the Capitals that season.

After splitting the better part of the next two seasons between the AHL and Washington, Thomson was traded to the Hartford Whalers in the latter stages of the 1988-89 season. Following a brief stay in Hartford, Thomson was off to New Jersey where he split his time with the Devils and their AHL affiliate in Utica.

In the summer of 1990, Jim Thomson signed as a free-agent with the Los Angeles Kings. After one season with the Kings organization, Thomson was claimed by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1991 NHL Expansion Draft before being traded back to Los Angeles later that summer. Thomson's journey continued midway through the 1992-93 season when he was acquired by the Ottawa Senators.

After only 15 games in Ottawa, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks claimed the eight-year veteran in the 1993 Expansion Draft. Thomson went on to play only six games with Anaheim before calling it a career.

Throughout his career, Jim Thomson played in 115 NHL games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.A 3 0 1 1 0
1981-82 Devon Dynamiters AAHA 55 60 56 116 72
1982-83 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.A 35 6 7 13 81
1983-84 Toronto Marlboros OHL 60 10 18 28 68 9 1 0 1 26
1984-85 Toronto Marlboros OHL 63 23 28 51 122 5 3 1 4 25
1984-85 Binghamton Whalers AHL 4 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 59 15 9 24 195
1986-87 Washington Capitals NHL 10 0 0 0 35 -2
1986-87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 57 13 10 23 360 10 0 1 1 40
1987-88 Binghamton Whalers AHL 25 8 9 17 64 4 1 2 3 7
1988-89 Washington Capitals NHL 14 2 0 2 53 -3
1988-89 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 41 25 16 41 129
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 5 0 0 0 14 -3
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 8 1 2 3 30
1989-90 New Jersey Devils NHL 3 0 0 0 31 -3
1989-90 Utica Devils AHL 60 20 23 43 124 4 1 0 1 19
1990-91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 8 1 0 1 19 0
1990-91 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 27 5 8 13 121
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 45 1 2 3 162 -1
1991-92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 2 1 0 1 0
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 15 0 1 1 41 -11
1992-93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 0 0 0 56 -1 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 14 4 5 9 44
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 6 0 0 0 5 0
NHL Totals 115 4 3 7 416 1 0 0 0 0


Traded to Hartford by Washington for Scot Kleinendorst, March 6, 1989. Traded to New Jersey by Hartford for Chris Cichocki, October 31, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 2, 1990. Claimed by Minnesota from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, May 30, 1991. Traded to Los Angeles by Minnesota with Randy Gilhen, Charlie Huddy and NY Rangers' 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Alexei Zhitnik) in 1991 Entry Draft for Todd Elik, June 22, 1991. Claimed by Ottawa from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to Los Angeles by Ottawa with Marc Fortier for Bob Kudelski and Shawn McCosh, December 19, 1992. Claimed by Anaheim from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993.