NEWARK, N.J. — Former Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Tyce Thompson has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils after completing his junior season at Providence College. The New York native served as captain of the Friars this past season, and posted 94 points in 101 collegiate contests across three seasons.
Thompson played one full season, and 63 games overall in Dubuque, and was drafted following the conclusion of his freshman season at Providence. The Devils selected him in the fourth round, 96th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft. Thompson added 12 goals and 20 assists in his USHL career. The Salisbury School product was selected 108th overall in Phase I of the 2015 USHL Draft.
“Congratulations to Tyce on signing his entry-level contract,” said Fighting Saints GM Kalle Larsson. “Tyce is a great teammate and an extremely hard worker. We are happy and proud to see him take the next step in his career.”
At Providence, he was a two-time Hockey East Second Team All-Star, and a one-time All-USCHO Second Team selection. He was named a Hobey Baker Award nominee after the conclusion of his sophomore season, the honorific for the top player in the NCAA.
The 21-year-old is the brother of NHL pro Tage Thompson, and son of Bridgeport Sound Tigers head coach Brent Thompson, who has served in that post for the past seven seasons.