The 1989 NHL entry draft saw the Los Angeles Kings select Brent Thompson as their second round pick, 39th overall. Thompson was a big defenseman who wasn't shy about dropping the gloves while playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League. He began his pro career in the IHL with Phoenix Roadrunners and got his first taste of NHL play in 1991-92 with the Kings. He played 81 NHL games with the Kings over the next 3 years and found himself with the Winnipeg Jets for the 1994-95 season. After a few years of time in Winnipeg and the minors, Thompson signed with the Florida Panthers in 1999-2000. He played for their minor league team in Louisville and was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in 2000-2001. He played a few years with the Hersey Bears of the AHL and spent the 2003-04 season as a player coach with the Colorado Eagles of the CHL. Brent Thompson's NHL career has seen him play in 121 games, rack up 1 goal, 10 assists and 352 penalty minutes.