Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Cliff Thompson
Defenseman Cliff Thompson played parts of two seasons with the Boston Bruins in the 40s. He was a clever offensive player with a hard shot who could also play a physical role in his own end.

The native of Winchester, Massachusetts excelled for three years on the EHL's Boston Olympics before playing three games for the Bruins in 1941-42. He played a couple of years in EHL and AHA before spending three years in miltary service during World War II.

Following the War, Thompson spent three years with the Olympics in the EHL and QSHL. In 1948-49 he was summoned to the Bruins for ten games then rejoined the Olympics. He made the EHL second all-star team in 1947 and 1948 then retired in 1950.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1938-39 Hebron Academy High-ME
1938-39 Boston Olympics QPHL 4 3 1 4 2
1939-40 Boston Olympics EAHL 35 16 14 30 33 5 0 2 2 4
1940-41 Boston Olympics EAHL 65 12 18 30 80 4 0 4 4 4
1941-42 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1941-42 Hershey Bears AHL 20 3 5 8 2
1941-42 St. Paul Saints AHA 28 5 6 11 22 2 1 0 1 0
1941-42 Boston Olympics EAHL 1 0 1 1 0
1942-43
1943-44
1944-45
1945-46 Boston Olympics EAHL 43 7 13 20 18 12 2 4 6 0
1946-47 Boston Olympics EAHL 53 11 19 30 51 9 2 6 8 6
1947-48 Boston Olympics EAHL 19 5 16 21 22
1947-48 Boston Olympics QSHL 48 10 20 30 57
1948-49 Boston Bruins NHL 10 0 1 1 0
1948-49 Hershey Bears AHL 9 0 0 0 2
1948-49 Boston Olympics QSHL 26 4 18 22 35
1949-50 Boston Olympics EAHL 26 7 14 21 57 3 2 1 3 0
NHL Totals 13 0 1 1 2


EAHL Second All-Star Team (1947, 1948) Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 22, 1941.