This guy is a hockey lifer. In addition to his nyi.com bio, he earned the
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the American Hockey League's man of the year for
service to his local community in 1998-99 while playing for the Hartford Wolf
Pack. (Former Islander Mitch Fritz also has won the award)
Thompson is the reigning John Brophy Award winner as ECHL Coach of the Year.
Two former honorees, Davis Payne and Claude Noel, currently hold NHL jobs.
The Anchorage Daily News has more on the Sound Tigers' newest head man:
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home
telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on