Ten-Year Tuesdays: Rocky Thompson and Chris Mason

In advance of the Rampage’s 10th Anniversary season in 2011-12, sarampage.com has selected 26 players from their all-time roster and will feature one player each Tuesday throughout the offseason. Prior to the Rampage’s historic season, fans will have a chance to vote on their starting lineup. The starting lineup will feature: three forwards, two defensemen, one enforcer and one goalie.

This week’s highlighted players are – Rocky Thompson and Chris Mason

Rocky Thompson
Right Wing
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Birthdate: August 8, 1977
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta
Shoots: Right
Drafted: Selected by the Calgary Flames in the 3rd round (72nd overall) in 1995
Seasons with Rampage: 1 (2002-03)
NHL games played: 25

Totals with Rampage:
Games: 79
Goals: 1
Assists: 11
Points: 12
Plus/Minus: -2
PIM: 275

Thompson ranks sixth on the Rampage’s all-time list with 275 penalty minutes.  He dressed for the Rampage’s first game in franchise history and received the first home (Nov. 6, 2002) and road (Oct. 12, 2002) major in franchise history.

Chris Mason
Goaltender
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Birthdate: April 20, 1976
Birthplace: Red Deer, Alberta
Catches: Left
Drafted: Selected by the New Jersey Devils in the 5th round (122nd overall) in 1995
Seasons with Rampage: 1 (2002-03)
NHL games played: 286

Totals with Rampage:
Games: 50
Minutes: 2,914
Record: 25-18-6
Saves: 1,432
Save Percentage: .921
Goals Against Average: 2.51
Shutouts: 1

Mason ranks second among Rampage netminders on the all-time list in two categories: goals against average (2.51) and save percentage (.921). He recorded the Rampage’s first win on Oct. 18, 2002 at Utah and San Antonio’s first shutout on the road (Nov. 23, 2002, 30 saves).

Previous week’s highlighted players:
Brett MacLean – forward
David Spina – forward
Francis Lessard – enforcer
Josh Tordjman – goaltender
Sean Sullivan - defenseman
Joel Perrault – center
Yanick Lehoux – center
Jay Bouwmeester – defenseman
Pete Vandermeer – enforcer
Travis Scott – goaltender
Chad Kolarik – center
Mikkel Boedker – Left Wing
Juraj Kolnik – Right Wing
Eric Neilson – enforcer
Justin Pogge – goaltender
Bryan Helmer – defenseman
Mike Green – center
Eric Beaudoin – forward
Keith Yandle – defenseman

 




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