|James B. Thomson
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 220 pounds
Born: 12.30.65 Edmonton, Alberta
|How he arrived: Traded by the Hartford Whalers for Chris Cichocki, 10.31.89
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings, 7.11.90
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Thomson was large in part a lower-line player that wasn't afraid to get physical. He also wasn't afraid at times to get
involved in the offense; in his only season in the organization, he did score 20 goals and 43 points for Utica.
Most of his career was spent playing with the Binghamton Whalers, both while he was in the Caps' organization and
after he was traded to become Hartford property finally in 1989. That's the story of his career, really; the most NHL
games he would see in one season would be 45 with the Kings during the 91-92 season.
He would suffer a shoulder injury in 93-94 season after playing 6 games with the Anaheim Ducks that required
reconstructive surgery. The surgery summarily ended his career; he would officially retire in the summer of 95.
He got involved in the RHI team that was based in Anaheim by the end of the century, both as a coach and as an exec.
He also founded a hockey school in Thornhill, Ontario, originally named Energy Performance Hockey and later
renamed JT Powerhouse Hockey School.
He founded an organization called Dreams Do Come True, where he does work as a life coach, and acts as a
motivational speaker on the organization's behalf. He also has done some work for Your Life Counts.
|Entry Draft: 1984 Ninth Round Pick (185th overall) by the