The University of Minnesota announced on Dec. 11 that sophomore defenseman Blake Thompson would be leaving the program and transferring to a different program. On Monday, it was revealed where Thompson would land when he attended class and practice at Minnesota State.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Eden Prairie native won't be eligible to play for the Mavericks until about this time next year. Thompson played five games as a freshman with the Gophers, assisting on two goals and compiling 25 penalty minutes. He did not play this season before deciding to transfer.
Thompson played three seasons in the USHL after leaving his high school program following his sophomore year. His last two years of junior hockey were in Waterloo, where he was a teammate of MSU defenseman Zach Palmquist.