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.