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JOE THORNTON  Canada  / USA

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BIRTHYEAR 1979-07-02 BIRTHPLACELondon, ON, CAN
AGE 37 NATION Canada / USA
POSITION C SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 193 cm / 6'4" WEIGHT 100 kg / 220 lbs
CONTRACT 16/17
NHL DRAFT 1997 round 1 #1 overall by Boston Bruins
CAP HIT $6,750,000
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time World Cup Gold Medal 1
1-time Olympic Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time NLA Champion 1


Is one of the best passers the game has ever seen. Very hard to knock off the puck due to his massive frame and puck control. Really excels on the powerplay where his tremendous vision and playmaking ability come in handy.

Cousins: Cody Thornton, Scott Thornton

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CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1993-94 Elgin Middlesex Chi. Bantam AAA MHAO 67 83 8516845 |            
  St. Thomas Stars WOHL 6 2 682 |            
 1994-95 St. Thomas Stars WOHL 50 40 6410453 |            
 1995-96 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 30 467651 | Playoffs 4 1 1211  
 1996-97 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 59 41 81122123 | Playoffs 11 11 81924  
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 2 240 |            
 1997-98 Boston Bruins NHL 55 3 4719 -6 | Playoffs 6 0 009
 1998-99 Boston Bruins NHL 81 16 254169 3 | Playoffs 11 3 694
 1999-00 Boston Bruins NHL 81 23 376082 -5 |            
 2000-01 Boston Bruins NHL 72 37 3471107 -4 |            
  Canada WC 6 1 126 1 |            
 2001-02 Boston Bruins  NHL 66 22 4668127 7 | Playoffs 6 2 4610
 2002-03 Boston Bruins  NHL 77 36 65101109 12 | Playoffs 5 1 234 -5 
 2003-04 Boston Bruins  NHL 77 23 507398 18 | Playoffs 7 0 004 -6 
  Canada WCup 6 1 560 4 |            
 2004-05 HC Davos  NLA 40 10 445480 | Playoffs 14 4 212529  
  Canada WC 9 6 10164 7 |            
 2005-06 Boston Bruins  NHL 23 9 24336 0 |            
  San Jose Sharks  NHL 58 20 729255 31 | Playoffs 11 2 7912 -4 
  Canada OG 6 1 230 -1 |            
 2006-07 San Jose Sharks  NHL 82 22 9211444 24 | Playoffs 11 1 101110
 2007-08 San Jose Sharks  NHL 82 29 679659 18 | Playoffs 13 2 8102
 2008-09 San Jose Sharks  NHL 82 25 618656 16 | Playoffs 6 1 455 -3 
 2009-10 San Jose Sharks  NHL 79 20 698954 17 | Playoffs 15 3 91218 -11 
  Canada OG 7 1 120 -1 |            
 2010-11 San Jose Sharks  NHL 80 21 497047 4 | Playoffs 18 3 141716 -5 
 2011-12 San Jose Sharks  NHL 82 18 597731 17 | Playoffs 5 2 352
 2012-13 HC Davos  NLA 33 12 243643 6 |            
  San Jose Sharks  NHL 48 7 334026 6 | Playoffs 11 2 8102
 2013-14 San Jose Sharks  NHL 82 11 657632 20 | Playoffs 7 2 138 -6 
 2014-15 San Jose Sharks  NHL 78 16 496530 -4 |            
 2015-16 San Jose Sharks  NHL 82 19 638254 25 | Playoffs 24 3 182110
 2016-17 San Jose Sharks NHL - - --- |            
  Canada WCup - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1994-95 Team Ontario CWG - - --- |            
 2004-05 HC Davos  Spengler Cup 5 0 554 |            
 2012-13 HC Davos  Spengler Cup 5 2 354 3 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  CWG: 0 0 0 0 - |    
  MHAO: 67 83 85 168 2.51 45  |    
  NHL: 1367 377 964 1341 0.98 1105  199  | 156 27 94 121 0.78 116  -25 
  NLA: 73 22 68 90 1.23 123  | 14 4 21 25 1.79 29 
  OG: 13 2 3 5 0.38 -2  |    
  OHL: 125 71 127 198 1.58 174  | 15 12 9 21 1.40 35   
  Spengler Cup: 10 2 8 10 1.00 |    
  WC: 15 7 11 18 1.20 10  |    
  WCup: 6 1 5 6 1.00 |    
  WJC-20: 7 2 2 4 0.57 |    
  WOHL: 56 42 70 112 2.00 55  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1995-1996 CHL All-Rookie Team
  CHL Rookie of the Year
  OHL Rookie of the Year (Emms Family Award)
1996-1997 CHL Second All-Star Team
  CHL Top Draft Prospect Award
  U20 WJC Gold Medal
2002-2003 NHL Second All-Star Team
2003-2004 NHL All-Star Game
  World Cup Gold Medal
2004-2005 NLA Champion (Davos)
  NLA Most Points Playoffs (25)
  NLA Most Valuable Player
  World Championship All-Star Team
  World Championship Most Assists (10)
  World Championship Most Points (16)
  World Championship MVP
  World Championship Silver Medal
2005-2006 NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Most Assists (96)
  NHL Most Points (Art Ross Trophy) (114)
  NHL Most Valuable Player (Hart Trophy)
2006-2007 NHL All-Star Game
  NHL Most Assists (92)
2007-2008 NHL All-Star Game
  NHL Most Assists (67)
  NHL Second All-Star Team
2008-2009 NHL All-Star Game (”C”)
2009-2010 Olympic Gold Medal
2012-2013 Spengler Cup Most Points (5 pts)
2015-2016 NHL Second All-Star Team
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- CHL All-Rookie Team 95/96
- CHL Rookie of the Year 95/96
- CHL Second All-Star Team 96/97
- CHL Top Draft Prospect Award 96/97
- NHL All-Star Game 07/08, 08/09, 06/07, 03/04
- NHL First All-Star Team 05/06
- NHL Most Assists 06/07, 07/08, 05/06
- NHL Most Points (Art Ross Trophy) 05/06
- NHL Most Valuable Player (Hart Trophy) 05/06
- NHL Second All-Star Team 02/03, 07/08, 15/16
- NLA Champion 04/05
- NLA Most Points Playoffs 04/05
- NLA Most Valuable Player 04/05
- OHL Rookie of the Year (Emms Family Award) 95/96
- Olympic Gold Medal 09/10
- Spengler Cup Most Points 12/13
- U20 WJC Gold Medal 96/97
- World Championship All-Star Team 04/05
- World Championship Most Assists 04/05
- World Championship Most Points 04/05
- World Championship MVP 04/05
- World Championship Silver Medal 04/05
- World Cup Gold Medal 03/04



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2014-01-24 Extension San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 3 years 
2012-09-17 Confirmed San Jose Sharks Davos NHL lockout contract 
2010-10-16 Extension San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 3 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 1995, round 1 #2 overall by Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL Priority Selection
 
 
Cult/Star player for Boston Bruins
Cult/Star player for San Jose Sharks
Cult/Star player for Davos
Cult/Star player for Team Ontario
Cult/Star player for Canada
 
Career transactions
- 2010-10-16 • Signed to a three-year contract extension by the San José Sharks
- 2009-07-03 • Signed to a three-year contract extension by the San José Sharks
- 2007-07-01 • Re-signed to a three-year contract by the San José Sharks
- 2005-12-02 • Traded to the San José Sharks for Brad Stuart, Marco Sturm & Wayne Primeau
- 2005-08-11 • Re-signed to a three-year contract by the Boston Bruins
- 2002-12-02 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by the Boston Bruins