Tage stuck up for his teammate Jacob Bryson last night, and engaged a member of the Flightless Birds. According to hockeyfights.com, it was Thompson's third career go-around.
Hockey scraps are in Tage's blood. His dad Brent spent a long AHL/NHL career standing up for teammates, and taking a pounding (most times) in the process.
Brent Thompson, at 6-foot-2, 200 lbs., took on the best of his era -- Gino Odjick, Jeff Odgers, Tim Hunter, etc.
It's certainly off by at least one. Here's a video from Dec. 29, 1998 in which Brent Thompson squared off against Rochester American (yay!) Darren Van Oene.
It ended poorly for Tage's dad. Concussion-like poorly.
To be fair to Brent, below is a video of him doing quite a bit better against Tie Domi on October 9, 1993.
There's no need to talk about how good a fighter Domi was, though it's odd to see him wearing anything but a Maple Leafs uniform on. He was playing for the Winnipeg Jets at the time.