Lightning Moves Continue As Thompson Is Traded To Anaheim

The Tampa Bay Lightning continued their busy night late last night as the team sent Nate Thompson to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 4th and a seventh round pick in 2015. Prior to that, the Lightning moved Teddy Purcell to Edmonton in exchange for Sam Gagner, followed by a trade with the Arizona Coyotes that sent the newly acquired Gagner along with BJ Crombeen out west in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2015 draft.

Here are the details of the Thompson trade per a Lightning press release:

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired fourth and seventh-round draft picks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Nate Thompson, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Thompson played in 305 games with the Lightning after being claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay on January 21, 2010. During his career with the Lightning he registered 36 goals and 75 points. He has played in 22 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, all with Tampa Bay in 2011 and 2014, and recorded a goal with four points. Thompson has played in 391 career NHL games with the Lightning, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins. He has registered 39 goals and 85 points with 199 penalty minutes.

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