Journal Staff Report
Keaton Thompson will forgo his senior season at the University of North Dakota and has signed with the NHL's Anaheim Ducks.

Journal Staff Report
Keaton Thompson will forgo his senior season at the University of North Dakota and has signed with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks.
The Anaheim team’s website announced it is a three-year entry-level contract and per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Ducks selected Thompson, a Devils Lake native, in the 2013 NHL Draft in the third round with the 87th overall pick.
Thompson played three seasons at UND as a defenseman. UND reached the Frozen Four twice before winning the national championship this year. He played in 105 games in his three years, scoring eight goals, tallying 28 assists and had a career plus/minus rating of 43.
As a freshman in 2013-14, Thompson was named UND’s Most Improved Player and finished second among National Collegiate Hockey Conference rookie defensemen in plus/minus rating.
In 2014-15, Thompson had career highs in 35 games played and 11 points.
He saved his best for last this year, recording 17 points and having a plus/minus ratio of 21, which ranked him sixth among NCHC defenders.
Thompson was tied for most games played by a college defenseman in the 2015-16 season with 43.
UND went 88-30-10 in the last three seasons.