Former Adirondack Thunder and South Carolina Stingrays’ goaltender Logan Thompson of the Vegas Golden Knights is the Bellevue University ECHL Alumnus of the Month for October.
The 25-year-old went 4-2-0 in six appearances in October with two shutouts, a 1.69 goals-against average and a save percentage of .943. He made at least 27 saves in four of his six appearances and ended the month with a 29-save shutout in a 4-0 win against Anaheim on Oct. 28.
A native of Calgary, Alberta, Thompson appeared in 40 games with the Thunder and Stingrays during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons going 25-12-2 with three shutouts, a 2.34 goals-against average and a save percentage of .927. During the 2019-20 season with South Carolina, he finished second in the ECHL with a .929 save percentage and was fourth with a 2.25 goals-against average.
Thompson has appeared in 26 career games for the Golden Knights posting an overall record of 14-7-3 with three shutouts, a 2.42 goals-against average and a save percentage of .921.
There have been 727 players who have played in the NHL after playing in the ECHL including 29 who made their debut in 2021-22. The ECHL has had 535 players reach the NHL since 2002-03 when it changed its focus to become the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. The ECHL had 97 players reach the NHL in its first 10 seasons and 215 in the first 15 years. There have been 471 ECHL players who have played their first game in the last 17 seasons for an average of more than 27 per year.