UConn’s Tage Thompson just scratching surface of his NHL potential

Connecticut forward Tage Thompson (29) battles for the puck with Arizona State forward Matt Kennedy and forward Ryan Belonger (16) during the first period of an NCAA college game at the Desert Hockey Classic tournament, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(WTNH)–The UConn hockey team is slowly building a program to compete with anyone in the country. Head coach Mike Cavanaugh has done a great job laying a foundation that includes homegrown recruits.

Orange’s Tage Thompson was a huge get for Connecticut. Born into a hockey family, the lanky 19-year-old is just scratching the surface of his enormous potential.

At 6-foot-5, 200 pounds, Tage Thompson’s hockey frame is just filling out.

The St Louis Blues like Thompson so much, they selected him this summer in the first round of the NHL draft with the 26th pick overall.

Thompson hockey genes run deep. His dad Brent, the head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers was a 2nd-round NHL draft pick himself and played over 100 games in the league.

Who better to tape for knowledge than dad?.

Since setting foot on the ice in Storrs for the first time, Thompson has been a force. As a freshman, he was second on the team in scoring.

This season, through 15 games he has 8 goals and 8 assists. He has a nose for the net.

Check out the video above for much more.

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