Thompson Signs for Three YearsJul 15, 2020
(July 15, 2020) Halifax, NS – The Halifax Thunderbirds announced they have signed Nonkon Thompson to a three-year deal.
“I am excited to get back into the nest and show the rest of the league that were coming back better than ever,” said Thompson. “We have unfinished business to take care of.”
The 6'2" lefty defenceman, appeared in 10 games this past season, collecting 30 loose balls and causing five turnovers. He finished the season second in penalty minutes behind veteran defenseman, Scott Campbell.
“Nonkon is a natural born leader,” said Curt Styres. “Watching him play over the years I can see that he’s developed into a skilled defenceman. He can knock down passes, scoop up loose balls and is able to score in transition. He has what it takes to play in the NLL and let’s not forget the grit that he brings.”
Showahnonkon “Nonkon” Thompson was drafted as he sat amongst his teammates while representing the Iroquois Nationals at the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in 2019.
The 20-year-old from Akwesasne, NY spent the past four seasons playing for the hometown Akwesasne Indians at the Ontario Jr B level. The Indians finished the 2019 season as regular season champions, falling to the Six Nations Rebels in postseason play. In his Jr B career, Thompson has played 48 games, collecting 25 goals and 40 assists for a total of 65 points.