Nate Thompson retires after 15 seasons on 9 teams

Journeyman forward Nate Thompson retired after 15 seasons with nine NHL teams.

Thompson, 38, who last played for the Philadelphia Flyers in 2021-22, confirmed his decision via social media.

"From the time I was four until 38 hockey has been my life and best friend. I'm beyond grateful and thankful for all the great people I've met and friendships I've made," he posted on Twitter. "All good things must come to an end so thank you to all who supported me along this journey."

Thompson recorded 164 points (65 goals, 99 assists) and 401 penalty minutes in 844 games. He added 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 86 career playoff games.

Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the sixth round in 2003, the Alaska native also played for the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets and the Flyers.