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Steve Thornton

Player Facts
  • Position
    RW
  • Height
    5'10" / 178 cm
  • Weight
    185 lbs / 84 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Status
    Retired
  • Highlights
    1-time NCAA (Championship) Winner 1
    2-time NCAA (Hockey East) Champion 2

Holds only British nationality

Team Staff profile of Steve Thornton also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1989-90 Gloucester Rangers CJHL 38 15 44 59 16 |
1990-91 Gloucester Rangers CJHL 55 44 56 100 46 |
1991-92 Boston Univ. NCAA 29 11 16 27 10 |
1992-93 Boston Univ. NCAA 40 18 19 37 19 |
1993-94 Boston Univ. NCAA 41 13 26 39 26 |
1994-95 Boston Univ. NCAA 39 17 24 41 14 |
1995-96 Peoria Rivermen IHL 41 10 6 16 8 -2 |
Klagenfurter AC Austria 12 8 7 15 31 |
1996-97 Adler Mannheim DEL 17 1 1 2 6 |
Cardiff Devils BISL 19 10 16 26 4 | Playoffs 7 3 2 5 0
1997-98 Cardiff Devils BISL 42 19 29 48 14 | Playoffs 9 5 9 14 2
1998-99 Cardiff Devils BISL 42 10 20 30 24 | Playoffs 8 2 4 6 6
Great Britain WC B 7 2 1 3 0 |
1999-00 Cardiff Devils BISL 41 26 24 50 14 | Playoffs 6 1 4 5 0
Great Britain WC Q 3 0 1 1 2 -1 |
2000-01 Cardiff Devils BISL 48 15 37 52 26 | Playoffs 6 3 3 6 4
Great Britain WC D1 5 2 8 10 6 10 |
2001-02 London Knights BISL 15 3 7 10 8 |
2002-03 Belfast Giants BISL 15 5 6 11 6 | Playoffs 18 4 14 18 4
Great Britain “A” WC D1 5 1 8 9 0 5 |
2003-04 Pustertal/Val Pusteria Italy 38 23 33 56 30 | Relegation 6 7 9 16 10
Great Britain “C” WC D1 5 1 5 6 6 -4 |
2004-05 Pustertal/Val Pusteria Italy 36 14 31 45 18 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 0
Genève-Servette HC NLA 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 2 1 3 6
2005-06 EHC Basel NLA 11 0 6 6 4 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 4
EHC Chur NLB 29 18 29 47 16 |
EHC Biel-Bienne NLB 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 6
2006-07 Södertälje SK Allsvenskan 36 11 11 22 26 8 | Kvalserien SHL 7 1 3 4 2 3
2007-08 Basingstoke Bison EIHL 28 15 22 37 10 |
2008-09 Belfast Giants EIHL 43 14 40 54 45 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 0
Great Britain OGQ 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
2009-10 Belfast Giants EIHL 36 5 14 19 56 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1997-98 Cardiff Devils Autumn Cup 15 10 7 17 8 |
1998-99 Cardiff Devils Autumn Cup 10 3 6 9 6 |
1999-00 Cardiff Devils Autumn Cup 10 7 4 11 18 |
2000-01 Cardiff Devils Autumn Cup 8 7 3 10 6 |
2007-08 Basingstoke Bison EIHL KO Cup 3 0 3 3 2 |
Basingstoke Bison EIHL Cup 4 1 2 3 0 |
2008-09 Belfast Giants EIHL Cup 7 2 4 6 2 |
Belfast Giants EIHL KO Cup 8 1 3 4 0 |
2009-10 Belfast Giants EIHL Cup 7 0 1 1 6 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2007-08 Basingstoke Bison EIHL Player-Asst. Coach
2008-09 Belfast Giants EIHL Player-Coach EIHL Challenge Cup Champion
2009-10 Belfast Giants EIHL Player-Coach
2010-11 Not active as staff
2014-15 Belfast Giants EIHL GM/Head Coach
Belfast Giants EIHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
2015-16 Belfast Giants EIHL General Manager
Belfast Giants EIHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
2016-17 Belfast Giants EIHL General Manager
Belfast Giants EIHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
2017-18 Belfast Giants EIHL General Manager
Belfast Giants EIHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
2018-19 Belfast Giants EIHL General Manager
Belfast Giants EIHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Allsvenskan 36 11 11 22 0.61 26 8 | 7 1 3 4 0.57 2 3
Austria 12 8 7 15 1.25 31 0 |
Autumn Cup 43 27 20 47 1.09 38 0 |
BISL 222 88 139 227 1.02 96 0 | 54 18 36 54 1.00 16 0
CJHL 93 59 100 159 1.71 62 0 |
DEL 17 1 1 2 0.12 6 0 |
EIHL 107 34 76 110 1.03 111 0 | 6 1 1 2 0.33 0 0
EIHL Cup 18 3 7 10 0.56 8 0 |
EIHL KO Cup 11 1 6 7 0.64 2 0 |
IHL 41 10 6 16 0.39 8 -2 |
Italy 74 37 64 101 1.36 48 0 | 9 8 10 18 2.00 10 0
NCAA 149 59 85 144 0.97 69 0 |
NLA 11 0 6 6 0.55 4 0 | 9 2 2 4 0.44 10 0
NLB 29 18 29 47 1.62 16 0 | 5 1 0 1 0.20 6 0
OGQ 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
WC B 7 2 1 3 0.43 0 0 |
WC D1 15 4 21 25 1.67 12 11 |
WC Q 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 -1 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/18/2010
04/18/2010 Confirmed Belfast Giants Retired
04/13/2009
04/13/2009 Extension Belfast Giants Belfast Giants
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Boston Univ.

Cult/Star player for Cardiff Devils

Career transactions
- 2010-04-18 • Announced his retirement
- 2009-04-13 • Signed to a one-year contract extension by the Belfast Giants
- 2006-07-28 • Signed by Södertälje

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