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Joe Thornton | Center | #19

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (1) / BOS
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Joe Thornton isn't thinking about leaving the San Jose Sharks.
He has a no-movement clause in his contract and he isn't considering going somewhere else. "I've got one more year left," Thornton said. "I haven't thought about that at all, to be honest." He finally got to play in his first Stanley Cup Final and the soon-to-be 37-year-old veteran will play in the World Cup for Canada in September. Jun 13 - 6:28 PM

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Joe Thornton has recorded 18 assists in 23 games, which places him second in the playoffs behind San Jose teammate Logan Couture (20).

His 18 helpers are also the most in a single NHL postseason by a player aged 35 or older. Thornton's 21 points ranks fifth in the 35-and-older age group behind Steve Yzerman, Frank Mahovlich, Jean Beliveau and leader Brett Hull, who had 24 points in the 2000 playoffs. Thornton has 94 helpers and 121 points in 155 career playoff matches.
Jun 11 - 6:00 PM

Joe Thornton had a pair of assists Saturday.

Thornton has three goals and 20 points in the playoffs as the 36-year-old continues to defy Father Time, making it into his first Stanley Cup Final. Thornton was held pointless in Pittsburgh but the return home to San Jose seemed to make all the difference in the world for his offensive game. Game 4 will go on Monday back in San Jose with the Penguins leading 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Jun 5 - 11:26 AM

Joe Thornton will play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.

He skated in 150 postseason games before reaching the finals for the first time. Thornton has 91 assists and 118 points in his NHL playoff career, with 18 points coming in 18 games during the Sharks' current run.

Joe Thornton recorded an assist in San Jose's 5-2 win over St. Louis on Wednesday.

Thornton is on a four-game point streak. That brings him up to three goals and 18 points in 18 contests. At the age of 36, Thornton will finally get to play in the Stanley Cup Final.
May 26 - 11:45 AM

Joe Thornton had three assists in San Jose's 6-3 victory over St. Louis Monday night.

Thornton extended his point streak to three games. He has three goals and 17 points in 17 contests in the 2016 playoffs.
May 24 - 10:08 AM

Joe Thornton led the Sharks to a 3-0 Game 3 win over the Blues with some of his magic.

Check out the link below as Thornton puts his passing prowess on full display. Tape to tape in midair at a sharp angle, simply magical. Thornton picked up a pair of helpers in the win, giving him 10 assists and 13 points this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
May 20 - 12:00 AM

Joe Thornton is good to play after taking a slash to his hand on Tuesday.

The Sharks were initially a little vague about Thornton's availability for Thursday's contest, but he's been given the green light to play now. He has three goals and 11 points in 14 playoff contests.
May 19 - 1:44 PM

Joe Thornton mostly serves as a winger on the Sharks' top line, but he still thinks of himself as a center.

"Well, to be honest with you, I think we have three centers," Thornton said of his line. "I don't think any of us are wingers. I think Tomas is a center, [Pavelski] is a center, I'm a center. Whoever takes the faceoff is the center at that particular moment. We all call ourselves centermen. Call me center, please." Pavelski has taken the most faceoffs on San Jose during the playoffs at 184 (50.5 winning percentage) and Thornton is second at 147 along with a 51.7 winning percentage.
May 17 - 10:35 AM

Joe Thornton had his beard pulled by David Backes in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

"It's all good for me," Thornton said. "Just gets you more in the game. I think it gets you more involved in the game. That's fine by me." He has produced six of his 11 points this postseason on the power play, but the Sharks went 0-for-3 in Game 1 versus St. Louis.
May 16 - 2:11 PM

Joe Thornton led all Sharks forwards in playing time in Game 7 on Thursday and he only logged 17:04 minutes.

The Sharks were fairly balanced when it came to distributing the workload during the critical contest. To an extent that speaks to their depth, but it likely has more to do with the fact that San Jose had a 2-0 lead by 16:51 of the second period and Nashville never made it close after that. The Sharks went on to earn a 5-0 victory.
May 13 - 11:15 AM

For the first time in six years, Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks will play in the Western Conference Final.

Thornton scored a goal and an assist in Thursday night's 5-0 Game 7 blowout win over Nashville, pitting the Sharks against St. Louis with a spot in the Cup Final on the line. Thornton has 93 points in 95 games this year including the regular season and playoffs.
May 13 - 12:10 AM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss Monday night.

Thornton is now on a three-game point streak. He has two goals and nine points in 11 playoff contests this year.
May 10 - 4:49 AM

Joe Thornton had an assist in San Jose's 4-3 triple-overtime loss Thursday night.

Thornton has two goals and six points in nine playoff games. Over his career he's scored 26 goals and 106 points in 141 postseason contests.
May 6 - 11:04 AM

Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist in San Jose's 3-2 victory over Nashville in Game 2 on Sunday.

Thornton has two goals and five points in seven playoff games. He's up to 105 postseason points in his career, which puts him into a tie with Brad Richards and Peter Stastny for 80th place on the all-time list.
May 2 - 4:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Chris Tierney
4Nick Spaling
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Mikkel Boedker
3Patrick Marleau
4Matthew Nieto
5Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Tommy Wingels
4Joonas Donskoi
5Micheal Haley
6Timo Meier
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7David Schlemko
G1Martin Jones
2Mantas Armalis