Paul Thompson (ice hockey b. 1906)

Paul Ivan Thompson ( born November 2, 1906 in Calgary, Alberta, † September 13, 1991 ) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is 1926-1939 for the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League on the position of the left winger played. After his playing career, he worked as coach of the Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks. He was the brother of hockey Hall -of- Famer Cecil " Tiny" Thompson.


In his youth, Paul Thompson played for his hometown club Calgary Canadians. He and his team took part in the 1926 Memorial Cup. In the final series against the team from Queen's University Thompson scored four goals and had thus contributed significantly to the trophy winning the Canadians. A little later he was taken by the New York Rangers under contract.

With the Rangers, he won the Stanley Cup in 1928, it was also the first title for the franchise. Overall, the striker completed five seasons with the Rangers. Before the start of the NHL season 1931/32 Thompson was transferred to the Chicago Blackhawks, the Rangers received in return the players kind Somers and Vic Desjardins. In the season 1933/34 he played in a series with Elwyn "Doc" Romnes and Harold " Mush " March. Also due to this effective combination won the 1934 Blackhawks their first Stanley Cup. Four years later, Chicago won the championship again, Thompson reached this season with 44 points in 48 games his personal best.

Thompson ended his playing career during the current season 1938/39, and acted in the last 27 games of the season as Chicago's head coach. This office he held until the season 1944/45, in which he was dismissed. His greatest success as a coach was reaching the Stanley Cup Finals in 1944, where the Blackhawks the Montreal Canadiens documents. After his time in Chicago, he coached two seasons long the Vancouver Canucks from the Pacific Coast Hockey League.

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( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )