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Joe Thornton | Center | #19

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (1) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Thornton passed Adam Oates Saturday and moved into 17th place all-time in points with 1,421.
Thornton is only four points in arrears of Bryan Trottier for 16th as he is moving his way up the list. He started the season in 23rd overall but his 30 points this season has allowed him to jump up on the list. He is a no doubt Hall-of-Famer once he retires. Jan 15 - 8:29 AM

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Joe Thornton had a goal and three points to snap his three game pointless streak.

Thornton is up to nine goals after scoring only seven all of last season. He also has 30 points and while not the player he was even a couple of seasons ago, he has been a contributor in fantasy hockey this season with 30 points in 41 contests.
Jan 14 - 9:43 AM

Joe Thornton lost part of his massive beard during Thursday's contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Thornton got into a fight with Nazem Kadri, who ended up with a fistful of the beard, which fell to the ice. The Sharks collected the chunk of discarded hair after the incident and the training staff decided to preserve the relic in a zip lock bag. For his part, Kadri said that he didn't intend to grab Thornton's beard, noting that he's "a hockey player, not a barber." Thornton was also plus-one with 21:28 minutes of ice time on Thursday.
Jan 5 - 5:50 AM

Joe Thornton scored twice in a 5-4 OT win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Thornton recorded his first two-goal game of the season, and first since Feb. 22, 2016. The Sharks also got goals from Timo Meier, Tomas Hertl, and an overtime winner from Kevin Labanc. Jumbo Joe also added an assist in the contest. He now has seven goals and 25 points in 33 games this season.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 01:39:00 AM

Joe Thornton is on a four-game point streak.

Thornton extended that streak by registering an assist in San Jose's 3-2 win over Calgary Thursday night. He has five goals and 22 points in 30 contests this season. That point was also the 1,413rd of Thornton's career, which puts him just one point away from Doug Gilmour and 18th place on the all-time scoring list.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 07:41:00 AM

Joe Thornton scored a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

With Thursday night's two point effort, Joe Thornton is now 19th all-time in points with 1409. He surpasses Winnipeg Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk. Thornton now have five goals and 17 points in 27 games played this season.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 01:00:00 AM

Joe Thornton needs two points in order to tie Dale Hawerchuk for 19th on the all-time list.

Thornton had a five-game points streak snapped over the weekend, but he'll look to return to the scoresheet against the Capitals tonight. Jumbo Joe has four goals and 16 points in 25 games this season.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 06:38:00 PM

Joe Thornton has been fined $5,000 for a slash on Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson.

The incident occurred in late in the second period in Saturday's game and it put Thornton in the penalty box for two minutes on a high-sticking call.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 12:23:00 PM

Joe Thornton has been taking more shots this season.

Thornton has always been more of a playmaker and that hasn't changed, but he's averaging 1.52 shots on goal in 2017-18, up from 1.02 last season. That's led to Thornton picking up four goals in his first 23 contests after he was limited to just seven markers in all of 2016-17. Thornton's strength still comes from his assists, but he might be able to chip in around 15 goals this season.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 10:38:00 AM

Joe Thornton recorded two assists in a 5-4 overtime loss to Vegas on Friday.

Thornton has three goals and 13 points in 21 games this season. His two assists also put him one ahead of Joe Sakic on the all-time assists list. Thornton now controls 12th place on the list and 11th place is occupied by Mario Lemieux (1,033 assists).
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 09:31:00 AM

Joe Thornton posted a goal on three shots and he added a blocked shot in Wednesday's 3-1 road win against the Coyotes.

Thornton has always feasted on the Coyotes, posting 22 goals and 61 assists in 83 career games against Arizona. Perhaps the goal will jump-start his offense, as he hasn't lit the lamp in 10 straight games dating back to an emotional game at Boston on Oct. 26, and he had managed just two assists in eight previous November outings. Still, he remains a must-start in most fantasy pools.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 01:15:00 AM

Joe Thornton (undisclosed) was able to play on Thursday.

Thornton was questionable because he had missed Tuesday's practice due to the unspecified injury. In the end though, he was able to log 19:34 minutes of ice time in Thursday's 2-0 loss to Florida.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 02:54:00 AM

Joe Thornton skipped Tuesday's practice to rest an undisclosed injury.

Thornton didn't want to specify what's bothering him, but he did say his surgically-repaired knee is feeling good so presumably that's not the issue. "It’s going to get better," Thornton said. "I feel better today and I took this morning off, which is good, and then hopefully I’ll wake up and feel great tomorrow. Just kind of day-by-day right now." San Jose doesn't play until Thursday so he might not end up missing any playing time over this.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 05:22:00 AM

Joe Thornton posted an assist with a plus-1 rating with a blocked shot, two hits and 12 penalty minutes in Wednesday's 4-1 victory against the Predators.

Thornton became the 20th player in NHL history to reach 1,400 points when he helped out on a goal by Joe Pavelski. The veteran center has posted two goals with eight points over his past eight games. He is once again on pace for 50-55 points and another solid season for fantasy owners.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 02:05:00 AM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in the Sharks' 3-2 win over Toronto on Monday.

It was Joe Thornton's 1,399th career point. Aside from putting him within reach of an obvious milestone, that point also gives him sole possession of 20th place on the all-time points list as it breaks his tie with Jari Kurri. Dale Hawerchuk holds 19th place with 1,409 points.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 05:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Logan Couture
2Joe Thornton
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
LW1Kevin Labanc
2Timo Meier
3Mikkel Boedker
4Jannik Hansen
5Melker Karlsson
6Joachim Blichfeld
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Barclay Goodrow
5Marcus Sorensen
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Tim Heed
6Dylan DeMelo
7Joakim Ryan
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell