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36 // SEPTEMBER 2017 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM R I N K RAT P O S I T I O N 6-5 185 lbs Forward H O M E T O W N PLAYER PROFILE Birthday: Oct . 30, 1997 Orange, Conn. Follow Tage Thompson at @TThompson_97 /tommer97 S O C I A L S I D E Q U I C K H I T S B E S T A D V I C E Y O U ' V E B E E N G I V E N : Every day is a tryout. Someone is always trying to take your spot. Tage Thompson Favorite NHL Team: Wherever my dad (Brent Thompson, a defen- seman who played six seasons in the NHL) was playing or coaching. Favorite Hockey Memory: Winning gold in Switzerland at the U18 World Championships and get- ting drafted by the St. Louis Blues. Three Things You Love About Hockey: The competitiveness, the friendships and the energy Favorite Food: Steak and mashed potatoes Favorite Movie: Step Brothers Most Influential Person In Your Life: My father. He has helped me a ton throughout my hockey career. Who Is Your Hero: Evgeni Malkin. I loved watching him play when I was growing up. Best Pump-Up Music: Drake Plans After Hockey: To move somewhere warm and play golf all day Toughest Obstacles You've Overcome: Tearing my MCL and PCL Other Sports Played: Baseball Y O U R H E R O : Evgeni Malkin P E R S O N Y O U ' D L I K E T O M E E T : Will Ferrell C O L L E G E k University of Connecticut

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