This will be Thompson’s second stint with the Flyers after he wrapped up the 2019-20 season with the team before joining the Winnipeg Jets last year. A veteran of over 800 games with nine different teams, the journeyman center doesn’t offer much in the way of offense but is a good two-way forward. Thompson is especially adept at the face-off dot and on the forecheck.
With that said, it will be interesting to see how the Flyers choose to utilize the 36-year-old. Thompson played less than 10 minutes per game with Winnipeg last season and failed to produce shots on goal. Philadelphia is deep up front and Thompson may struggle to break the starting lineup, especially if he is limited in how many minutes he is able to play. Thompson may end up being a veteran presence and part-time player, but at $800K could still prove to be a valuable asset.