DOB: 14 March 1983
From: Port Adelaide (SANFL), Selection #16, 2000 National Draft
Number: 6 2001-2004
Games: 39 (308 total)
Goals: 17 (162 total)
The Demons' first selection at the 2000 Draft was an AIS/AFL Academy midfielder, picked because of his good skills with hand and foot. He debuted midway through 2001 and won the Best First Year Player award for his performances.
A knee injury restricted Thompson to just five games in 2002, and in 2003 he played 13 but was used sparingly off the bench. His 2004 started brightly, and he was just becoming a regular when a foot injury cost him the rest of the season.
At the end of the year he sought a move back to South Australia. Melbourne traded him to Adelaide for 2004 National Draft Pick #12, which was then on-traded to Geelong for Brent Moloney. Geelong then traded that pick to Richmond who selected Danny Meyer.
|Round 9, 2004||Striking||1 match|