Tyce Thompson to join the Utica Comets

The New Jersey Devils rookie forward was assigned to their American Hockey League affiliate on Friday.

The Utica Comets forward group received an addition on Friday, when the New Jersey Devils announced they activated Tyce Thompson off of the injured reserved list and sent him to Utica. Thompson spent the entire preseason with the Devils training camp, but missed the last two weeks due to an injury.

Thompson was drafted by the Devils in the fourth round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to joining the Devils, he played three seasons for Providence College of the Hockey East conference. He ended his career with Providence at the conclusion of the Friars 2020-21 season.

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Although the Providence College season had ended, Thompson’s did not. He would get seven games in with New Jersey, as well as eleven games with their then AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Devils at the end of the 2021 season.

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The twenty-two-year-old Thompson plays mostly on the right wing. He hails from Oyster Bay, NY, and is no stranger to pro hockey. His father, Brent Thompson, was a defenseman in the NHL for fifteen years playing for three different teams, and is currently head coach of the Bridgeport Islanders of the American Hockey League. His older brother, Tage, is a forward for the Buffalo Sabres.

There is no word as of this writing as to whether Thompson will be in the lineup for the Comets regular season opener against the Rochester Americans this Sunday.

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