The undrafted Thompson spent this season with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, where he posted a .929 save percentage over 32 games. The 23-year old was once a member of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL, the organization that Vegas GM Kelly McCrimmon owns. In fact, McCrimmon was the head coach of the club when Thompson started his career there and the two won a WHL championship in 2016 together.
Thompson will join an organization that could be losing both Robin Lehner and Garret Sparks from their goaltending depth as both players are scheduled for unrestricted free agency after the season is over. While there are several other goaltenders who will be pushing for playing time in the minor leagues, Thompson’s success in the ECHL at least gives him some experience to rely on.