Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis announced this morning, the team has completed a trade with their Highway 17 rivals, the Sudbury Wolves.
In the deal, the Greyhounds acquire 19-year old defenceman JACK THOMPSON in exchange for defenceman Jacob Holmes, forward Marc Boudreau and a 2nd Round Pick in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection (Hamilton’s).
“Jack is the high-calibre player we were looking to add to our lineup – both for what he brings to a program on the ice, and off. Jack brings another elite element to our blueline and we can’t wait to get started working with him” commented Raftis.
Thompson, who was originally selected in the 2nd Round of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection by Sudbury is currently in his fourth season with the Wolves and was serving as the team’s Captain.
In 144 career games played, he has compiled 27 goals and 44 assists (71 points) in 144 career games played.
One season ago, the Courtice ON product appeared in 18 games for Surahammars IF of the Swedish Hockey League where he had 9 goals and 9 assists. He also appeared in one game for the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch.
A 3rd Round Selection of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2020 NHL Draft, the 6.01, 185 lb defender signed a 3-year entry level contract with the club this past May.
In the departing Greyhounds, the Hounds GM offered the following,
‘We also want to wish Marc and Jacob the best of luck in Sudbury. They are great players and really good people and it was a pleasure having them with us”.
Holmes (1st Round) and Boudreau (3rd Round) were both selected by the Hounds in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection and were in their 3rd season with the Hounds.
Weight: 185 lbs
Hometown: Courtice, ON
2021-22; Acquired by the Greyhounds on January 9, 2022 … Was invited to Team Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp but was unable to attend to Sudbury’s Covid-19 outbreak … Named OHL Player of the Week for the opening week of the season after producing 2G, 5A inn 2GP … Recorded a career-best 1G, 3A performance Oct. 9 vs Hounds … Named Captain of the Wolves on October 6 … 2021-21; Signed a 3-year, entry level contract with the Lightning on May 18, 2021 … Played 18 games for Surahammars IF in Sweden where he compiled 9G, 9A … Appeared in 1 game for the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch … 2019-20 (13G, 19A, 32PTS in 63GP); Named to the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game … 2018-19 (6G, 10A, 16PTS in 52GP); Represented Canada at the 2018 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge (Team Red) … Scored his 1st-career OHL goal on September 28 vs OSH … 2017-18; Selected in the 2nd Round of the OHL Priority Selection by the Sudbury Wolves … Appeared in 36 games fro the Clarington Toros Minor Midget Hockey Club compiling 17G, 21A, good for 38PTS