It’s been a pretty good year for Tage Thompson, and it just got better.
On Tuesday, the Blues announced that Thompson — taken 26th overall at last year’s draft — has signed his entry-level contract, forgoing his final two years at the University of Connecticut as a result. He’ll report to the club’s AHL affiliate in Chicago.
Thompson, 19, has enjoyed a banner campaign. He racked up 32 points in 36 games to lead UConn in scoring this season, and captured gold with Team USA at the World Juniors. Thompson had five points in seven games, registering an assist in the gold medal win over Canada.
At 6-foot-5 and 201 pounds, Thompson has good NHL size, and pedigree to boot. He’s the son of former Kings, Jets and Coyotes blueliner Brent Thompson, who’s currently serving as head coach of the Isles’ AHL affiliate in Bridgeport.