- Horoscope: Scorpio
- Net worth: $1 500 000
- Ethnicity: white
- Nationality: American
- Fathers name: Brent Thompson
- Mothers name: Kimberly Oliver Thompson
- Education: Oyster Bay High School; Pioneer High School
- Weight: 99.0
- Hair color: Blonde
- Eye color: Blue
Tage Thompson: biography
Tage Thompson is a professional ice hockey player from the United States who currently plays as a forward for the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Childhood and youth
Tage Thompson was born on October 30, 1997, in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in Orange County, California. As a child, he was introduced to hockey by his father, Brent Thompson, who was a former NHL player and later became a coach. Thompson played youth hockey for the Los Angeles Junior Kings and attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School, where he played for the school's hockey team. He later moved to Connecticut to play for the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) and continued his hockey career at the University of Connecticut. Thompson's upbringing in a hockey family and his early exposure to the sport helped shape his passion for the game and paved the way for his future success in the sport.
Tage Thompson's hockey career began at a young age, playing for the Los Angeles Junior Kings in his hometown of Orange County, California. He later moved to Connecticut to play for the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) where he played two seasons from 2014-2016. During his time with the USNTDP, Thompson represented the United States at the World Junior A Challenge and the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
After completing his tenure with the USNTDP, Thompson played college hockey at the University of Connecticut for two seasons from 2016-2018. During his sophomore year, he led the team in scoring with 19 goals and 13 assists for 32 points in 36 games. This performance helped him earn a spot on the United States national team for the 2018 World Junior Championships, where he recorded one goal and one assist in seven games.
Thompson was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Blues during the 2017-2018 season, playing in 41 games and recording nine points (three goals, six assists). He also played in four playoff games for the Blues that season.
In July 2019, Thompson was traded to the Buffalo Sabres as part of a package for forward Ryan O'Reilly. During his first season with the Sabres, Thompson played in 65 games, scoring seven goals and adding five assists for 12 points. He also played in 14 games for the Rochester Americans, the Sabres' minor league affiliate, scoring two goals and adding six assists for eight points.
The following season, Thompson struggled with injuries and was limited to playing in just 19 games for the Sabres, recording three goals and three assists for six points. He spent the majority of the season with the Rochester Americans, playing in 21 games and recording six goals and 12 assists for 18 points.
Thompson’s parameters and height, has made him an effective power forward in the NHL. He has shown flashes of offensive potential with his scoring ability and strong puck-handling skills. He has also demonstrated a willingness to play a physical game, using his size to his advantage and being a strong presence on the ice.
As a young player, Thompson is still developing his skills and has yet to reach his full potential. With continued development and hard work, he has the potential to become a key player for the Sabres and a force to be reckoned with in the NHL.
There is limited information available about Tage Thompson's personal life. He keeps a low profile off the ice and does not share much about his personal life with the public. It is known that he was born in 1997 in Orange County, California, and grew up playing hockey in the area. He attended the University of Connecticut and earned a degree in finance while playing for the school's hockey team. Thompson's focus seems to be primarily on his hockey career, and he has not shared much about his personal interests or hobbies outside of the sport.
Here are some of the notable accomplishments and milestones in Tage Thompson's hockey career:
- Represented the United States at the World Junior A Challenge and the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament while playing for the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP)
- Led the University of Connecticut in scoring during his sophomore season with 32 points in 36 games
- Recorded one goal and one assist in seven games for Team USA at the 2018 World Junior Championships
- Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft
- Made his NHL debut with the St. Louis Blues during the 2017-2018 season
- Traded to the Buffalo Sabres in July 2019 as part of a package for Ryan O'Reilly
- Scored his first NHL goal with the Sabres on October 3, 2019, against the Pittsburgh Penguins
- Has represented the United States in international competition at both the junior and senior levels.