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Keaton Thompson
Player Profile:
Keaton Thompson 1743539
Position: Defense
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Devils Lake, N.D.
Club: U.S. NTDP
Major: Communication
  • Keaton Thompson Career Statistics

2015-16 (Junior): Appeared in a career-high 43 games, establishing personal bests in points (17), assists (15) and plus/minus (+21) ... Ranked sixth among NCHC defensemen in plus/minus and eighth in assists ... Had two assists and matched his career-best with a plus-3 in UND’s 6-2 win over No. 9 Northeastern in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinal ... Was a plus or even in 35 of his 43 games ... Snapped a 31-game goal-scoring drought in a 4-1 win at Omaha (Feb. 27) that clinched at least a share of the Penrose Cup for UND ... Had not scored a goal since the season opener prior to that game ... Put together a career-best 4-game point streak from Jan. 15 to Jan. 23, picking up an assist in each of those four games … Earned third letter … Signed entry-level contract with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks following the season.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Achieved career highs in games played (35), points (11) and assists (8) ... Matched the three goals he scored as a freshman ... All three came in his final 13 games after being held without one in his first 23 games ... Scored UND’s lone goal in its NCHC Frozen Faceoff loss to St. Cloud State (March 20) ... Was a plus or even in 18 of his last 21 games ... Boasted a plus-9 rating along with three goals and five assists during that 21-game stretch ... Had just three assists and was plus-1 in his first 15 games ... Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week on Jan. 26 after notching a plus-3 and one assist in UND’s sweep of Colorado College (Jan. 23-24) … Earned second letter.

2013-14 (Freshman): Named UND’s Most Improved Player … Had eight points (three goals, eight assists) and a plus-14 rating in 26 games after being a healthy scratch for nine of UND’s first 10 games … Ranked second among NCHC rookie defensemen in plus/minus and tied for seventh in points …  Ranked fourth among NCHC defensemen and second among NCHC rookie defensemen with a plus-14 rating ... Tied for seventh among NCHC rookie defensemen in scoring with eight points ... Ranked sixth among NCHC rookie defensemen with three goals ... Named NCHC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 2 after scoring his first career goal with a plus-1 rating in a 5-2 loss to St. Lawrence (Nov. 29) ... Collected his first collegiate point with an assist six days earlier in a 3-3 overtime tie at Boston University (Nov. 23) ... Has registered a plus or even rating in 23 of his 26 games ... Was a plus-2 and set up Connor Gaarder’s eventual game-winner in UND’s 5-0 win vs. Western Michigan in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff third-place game (March 22) ... Was a plus-2 in UND’s 5-2 win over No. 4 Wisconsin in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinal (March 28) … Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round (87th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft ... Participated in USA Hockey’s 2013 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Aug. 2013 … Spent the previous two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program (NTDP), where he was a teammate of current UND teammate Gage Ausmus … Appeared in 67 games with the U.S. Under-18 Team in 2012-13 and registered four goals and 16 assists with a plus-18 rating … Helped Team USA win a silver medal at the World Under-18 Championship …Appeared in 54 games with the U.S. Under-17 Team in 2011-12 and scored five goals and 17 assists … Member of the U.S. National Under-17 Team that finished first at the Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament … Helped lead the 2011 U.S. National Under-17 Team to a Four Nations Tournament title in Balishikha, Russia … A 2013 graduate of Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Personal: Majoring in communication … Son of Todd and Lynn Thompson … Father played Division III hockey at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

 

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