Watch the video above: Blades defenceman fitting in with his new club
SASKATOON – Jordan Thomson has made Saskatoon his home for the remainder of the season.
When the Saskatoon Blades acquired 17-year-old defenceman Jordan Thomson back in January, there was doubt that he’d ever suit up with his new club.
Thomson left his former team, the Kamloops Blazers, because of “personal reasons” and it was uncertain whether or not he’d play in the Western Hockey League again.
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Part-time Blade Thomson arrives in Saskatoon
But the fog clouding the young pivot’s future cleared up last week when Thomson committed to a three-game trial with the Saskatoon Blades.
Thomson obviously liked his new surroundings, because after only two games Jordan announced that he would play out the rest of the season with the Blades.
“Everything seemed to tell me just to stay, and that feels unbelievable, and right for me,” Thomson said before practice on Thursday.
Blades head coach Dave Struch kept a close eye on Thomson over the past week, and it’s clear that Saskatoon’s bench boss likes what he sees in the young defender.
“He’s shown a lot of promise,” Struch said. “He moves the puck well, he skates well, mobility, and the biggest part of it is his work ethic.”
Thomson’s future with the Blades past this season remains uncertain, but the fact that he chose to stay and play out the rest of the campaign is a positive sign.
The Blades are back in action on Friday night when they play host to the Red Deer Rebels.
Puck drop is at 7:05 at Credit Union Centre.