The following year, he re-signed a one-year contract with the Islanders.
During the 2009-10 season, Thompson was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning after scoring six points in 39 games.
Tampa Bay then gave Thompson a two-year extension contract.
During the 2001-02 season, Thompson played major junior ice hockey for the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Thunderbirds.
In 2002-03, Thompson was chosen by the Boston Bruins in the sixth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
And apparently, ratings for the series are good enough to warrant not one, but two spin-offs: Bravo announced this week that both Eklund and Serhant would star in their own separate series, though premiere dates for those have yet to be announced.
Eklund will team up with fellow Bravo-lebrity Bethenny Frankel (who, you’ll recall, tapped the celeb broker to sell both her Soho and Tribeca apartments) on a series about their adventures in flipping New York real estate.
In 2013, Tampa Bay gave him a four-year contract extension.
In the 2012-13 season, Thompson played 45 games, scoring seven goals with eight assists.
During the 2013-14 season, Thompson played in 81 games with 16 points; nine goals, and seven assists.
In 2014, Tampa Bay traded Thompson to the Anaheim Ducks.
Other reality shows followed, as did her Skinnygirl brand of cocktails and other products.
The self-made millionaire mom has also made headlines for her drawn-out and highly contentious divorce with husband Jason Hoppy in 2013.
He was ranked seventh in NHL forwards and fourth in the team for takeaways.