Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson was a skillful left-winger during his 13 years in the NHL beginning in 1926-27. He was a well-rounded player who could check as well as contribute on offense in a career that yielded three Stanley Cups. The slick forward was also the younger brother of star netminder Tiny Thompson.

The native of Calgary, Alberta was a junior standout with the local Canadians before joining the New York Rangers in 1926-27. He was a solid role player for five years and helped the club win its first Stanley Cup in 1928. In October 1931, he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks for Art Somers and Vic Desjardins.

Thompson hit the 20-goal mark twice during his eight years with the Hawks. In 1933-34, he formed an effective line with Doc Romnes and Mush March when Chicago won its first Stanley Cup. Four years later, he scored a personal-best 22 goals and notched four post-season markers to help the club win its second Cup of the decade. He retired during the 1938-39 season to coach the Hawks for the last 27 games of the schedule. Thompson ended up staying behind the bench on a full-time basis through the end of the 1943-44. He guided the club to a 104-127-41 record despite the fact that the best prospects ended up in Montreal, Toronto, and Detroit.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1924-25 Calgary Canadians CCJHL
1924-25 Calgary Canadians M-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1925-26 Calgary Canadians CCJHL
1925-26 Calgary Canadians M-Cup 9 12 2 14 10
1926-27 New York Rangers NHL 43 7 3 10 12 2 0 0 0 0
1927-28 New York Rangers NHL 42 4 4 8 22 8 0 0 0 30
1928-29 New York Rangers NHL 44 10 7 17 38 6 0 2 2 6
1929-30 New York Rangers NHL 44 7 12 19 36 4 0 0 0 2
1930-31 New York Rangers NHL 44 7 7 14 36 4 3 0 3 2
1931-32 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 8 14 22 34 2 0 0 0 2
1932-33 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 13 20 33 27
1933-34 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 20 16 36 17 8 4 3 7 6
1934-35 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 16 23 39 20 2 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 45 17 23 40 19 2 0 3 3 0
1936-37 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 47 17 18 35 28
1937-38 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 22 22 44 14 10 4 3 7 6
1938-39 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 33 5 10 15 33
NHL Totals 582 153 179 332 336 48 11 11 22 54


Brother of Tiny
NHL Second All-Star Team (1936)
Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 12, 1926. Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers for Art Somers and Vic Desjardins, September 27, 1931.
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