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Jimmy Thomson

Born:February 23, 1927Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Toronto, OntarioPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:N/ACurrent Team:Retired

James Richard Thomson (February 23, 1927 – May 18, 1991) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Thomson played nearly 800 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1945 to 1958 with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Black Hawks. Thomson was a member of four Stanley Cup championship teams with Toronto and also served as captain of the team. After helping to organize a players’ association for the NHL players, Thomson earned the ire of Toronto Maple Leafs’ owner Conn Smythe, after which Thomson vowed to never play again for the Maple Leafs. He was traded to Chicago in the off-season and he played one season in Chicago to finish his career.

Jimmy Thomson
Jimmy Thomson (THW Archives)

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  • Memorial Cup (1945)
  • NHL Second Team All-Star (1951, 1952)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (1947, 1948, 1949, 1951)
  • Honored Member of Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame