Rocky Lee Thompson (born August 8, 1977) was a Canadian ice hockey right wing. He was drafted in the third round, 72nd overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised in Whitecourt, Alberta.
After playing four seasons in the Western Hockey League, Thompson made his professional debut with the Flames' American Hockey League affiliate, the Saint John Flames. He appeared in 15 NHL games with the Flames during the 1997–98 and 1998–99 seasons. He made a brief return to the NHL with the Florida Panthers, appearing in ten games during the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons. In only 25 NHL games, Thompson racked up 117 penalty minutes.
Most of his professional career has been spent with various AHL teams, tallying numerous penalty minutes. Most recently, he played in 55 games for the Peoria Rivermen during the 2006–07 season, recording 127 penalty minutes.
Following his professional career, Rocky Thompson turned to coaching, becoming the assistant coach for the expansion Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League in 2007. He would later become an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Barons.
On July 16, 2014, Thompson was promoted to assistant coach of the Edmonton Oilers.
- ^ a b "Rocky hangs up skates to coach with Oil Kings". Sherwood Park News (Sun Media Corporation). July 24, 2007. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
- ^ "Rocky Thompson hired as assistant coach by Edmonton Oilers". NHL.com. July 16, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
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