Nate ThompsonSkills Coach
Thompson is in his first year as a member of the Reign coaching staff in the role of Skills Coach. He begins his coaching career after announcing his retirement from playing in June of 2023 after an 18-year professional career that included 844 NHL games and 251 AHL contests. Thompson's final season came with Ontario, where he suited up for 30 games during the 2022-23 campaign.
The Anchorage, Alaska native also played for the LA Kings during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 campaigns, appearing in 79 games for the Reign’s NHL affiliate. Thompson’s NHL career also included time with the Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadians, Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers.
The 39-year-old was inducted into the Alaska State Hockey Association Hall of Fame in September of 2023.