AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14 Appeared in 34 games, including final 31 contests of the season ... Totaled five assists ... Garnered first career assist in a 3-2 win against Robert Morris Dec. 27 ... Collected helpers in back-to-back games against Michigan (Feb. 8) and Michigan State (Feb. 14).
BEFORE PENN STATE In 2012-13, served as team captain of the British Columbia Hockey League's Chilliwack Chiefs ... Led team's defenseman with 27 points and tied for the team lead among blueliners with six goals and 21 assists ... Added three power-play and two game-winning markers and one shorthanded goal ... Collected five assists in eight playoff games ... Served as an assistant captain for the Chiefs during the 2011-12 season ... Notched 30 points (9g, 21a) in 60 regular-season games ... Added one assist in six playoff games ... Named team's best defenseman and recipient of the Ironman Award ... Played for the BCHL's Quesnel Millionaires during the 2010-11 campaign ... Recorded 14 points (5g, 9a) in 60 regular-season games ... Played in four playoff contests ... Earned team Rookie of the Year and Ironman honors ... Also played for the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (2002-09) and Rustin High School (2006-10) ... Helped lead Rustin to the 2009 state championship.
PERSONAL Son of Scott and Linda Thompson ... Has one brother, Jonathan ... Graduated from Bayard Rustin High School (Pa.) ... Born May 19, 1992.