After not hearing his name called in 2017 and 2018, the third time was the charm for Tyce Thompson, who was selected in the fourth round, 96th overall, of the 2019 National Hockey League draft by the New Jersey Devils.
“Having it happen the third time around made it that much more special,” said Thompson, a 20-year-old right wing from Oyster Bay, N.Y., who registered 25 points (8-17—25) in 42 games this past season as a freshman with the Providence Friars. “It’s an honor to be drafted.”
The 6-1, 178-pounder didn’t immediately realize he was nabbed by Jersey’s Team. Once he found out, excitement took over.
“I was talking with my family and friends at the draft, and then when I heard my name called, I didn’t hear who selected me,” Thompson recounted. “I didn’t know until I walked down the stairs and saw the jersey. It was very cool.”