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Joe Thornton | Center | #19

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (1) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Thornton scored and assisted in the Sharks’ 6-2 loss to the Predators on Saturday night.
The 36-year-old’s still got it. He has 11 goals and 44 points in 51 games, and seems to be getting better as the season progresses, now with points in 12 of his past 13 games. Logan Couture also got a goal and an assist. Feb 6 - 11:01 PM

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Joe Thornton registered two assists on Tuesday to reach 1,300 career points.

Thornton is just the 33rd player in the history of the game to reach that milestone. It wasn't likely that he'd reach that milestone before the break, but he's been hot lately with points in 18 of his last 19 games. He's taking a 10-game point streak into the All-Star break. That's all brought him up to nine goals and 41 points in 48 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 27 - 9:39 AM

Joe Thornton extended his point streak to nine games on Sunday.

Thornton had an assist in San Jose's 3-2 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings. He has nine goals and 39 points in 47 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 25 - 9:21 AM

Joe Thornton had two assists Saturday to increase his points streak to eight games.

Thornton has two goals and 11 points during the streak and now has nine goals and 38 points this season. The two assists give him 930 in his career and he is 16th all-time in the NHL. He is becoming a Hall-of-Fame candidate and should improve his odds if he plays a couple of more seasons.
Jan 24 - 10:43 AM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to Ottawa Monday night.

Thornton extended his point streak to six games. He has nine goals and 35 points in 44 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 19 - 11:48 AM

Joe Thornton has at least one point in 13 of his last 14 games.

Thornton has five goals and 18 points during the streak and is now at nine goals and 34 points in 43 games. He is a must start at this time in fantasy hockey.
Jan 17 - 9:19 AM

Joe Thornton recorded an assist in a 2-1 shootout victory over Edmonton on Thursday.

Thornton extended his point streak to four games. He has nine goals and 33 points in 42 contests this season.
Jan 15 - 11:37 AM

Joe Thornton scored a goal and assisted on Brent Burns power-play marker in the San Jose Sharks 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

Thornton now has eight goals and twenty-three assists for a total of thirty-one points in forty games played this season. He has seven points in his past five games played.
Jan 12 - 12:29 AM

Joe Thornton's eight-game point streak came to a halt on Thursday, and that's not the only odd piece from his stat line during the 2-1 loss to Detroit.

Through 19:20 of ice time the future Hall of Famer sent five shots on net along with his pair of hits, and 14 PIMs thanks to a pair of roughing minors and a game misconduct after the final whistle. To put that in context, Thornton has barely averaged two shots per game in his 18 year career. Plus, he hasn't had more than four penalty minutes in a game since February 23rd, 2013. Watch out hockey fans, the next career anomaly Thornton produces may involve a rooster. And his contract doesn't end until after next season.
Jan 8 - 1:37 AM

Joe Thornton had an assist in a 6-3 loss to Colorado on Monday.

Thornton extended his point streak to six games. He has six goals and 24 points in 35 contests in 2015-16.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 09:23:00 AM

Coach Peter DeBoer put Joe Thornton at center on the second line during practice Friday.

Thornton was between Melker Karlsson and Tommy Wingels as the Sharks are now forced to play without Logan Couture once again. Thornton has only four goals and 16 points in 27 games this season as his fantasy value continues to drop as he hits his mid-30s.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 09:29:00 AM

Joe Thornton snapped an eight game goal-less drought in a 4-2 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.

Thornton also won 64% of his face-offs in an overall frustrating offensive game for the Sharks on a whole. Thornton also snapped a three game point-less streak with the goal. Chris Tierney scored the other goal for the Sharks. Logan Couture picked up an assist in his return to action.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 12:23:00 AM

Joe Thornton might decline further this season from an offensive perspective.

Thornton reached the 70-point mark for 10 straight seasons with the exception of the 2013 lockout shortened campaign. That streak ended in 2014-15 though when he recorded 16 goals and 49 assists in 78 contests. So far this season he's on pace to do worse than that as he has 14 points in 21 games. It's too early to pass judgment on Thornton's season, but at the age of 36, it's not unreasonable to think that Thornton's best seasons are behind him.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 06:38:00 AM

Joe Thornton picked up another pair of helpers in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Panthers.

Thornton now has eight helpers and 10 points in 13 games this season. He also now has 907 assists for his career. Meaning without much issue he'll become the 13th player in history to reach 1,000 assists before his current contract ends. Simply amazing.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:40:00 AM

Joe Thornton recorded an assist in San Jose's 5-2 defeat at the hands of Columbus.

Thornton has recorded a point in every other game for six straight contests. He's off to a slow start by his standards with two goals and six assists in 12 games.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 10:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Melker Karlsson
3Matthew Nieto
4Dainius Zubrus
5Mike Brown
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Tommy Wingels
4Joonas Donskoi
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Matt Tennyson
G1Martin Jones
2Alex Stalock