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Billthomson
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Silver 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Team Competition

William Ferguson "Bill" Thomson (March 23, 1914 – August 6, 1993) was an ice hockey player who was born in Troon, Scotland. He represented Canada in the 1936 Winter Olympics, winning the silver medal. Thomson played nine games in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings.

He played junior hockey for the Kenora Thistles in 1930-31 and then played senior in Port Arthur from 1931 to 1937.

Thomson signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1937 and spent the 1937-38 season with the Syracuse Stars. In 1938 he was traded (with cash) to the Detroit Red Wings for Bucko McDonald.

He got a four game callup to the Wings in 1938-39 (scoring no points) and a five game callup in 1943-44 (with 2 goals and 2 assists). Thomson also played in two playoff games in 1943-44, scoring no points.

He continued to play in the minor pros until his retirement in 1949.

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