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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 assisted on both of San Jose's goals on Friday.
Thornton now has 1,354 career points, giving him sole possession of 25th place on the all-time list ahead of Brendan Shanahan. Thornton's gotten that far through his ability to perform like a star player deep into his 30s. He's reached the 60-point mark in 15 campaigns and the 70-point milestone in 12 seasons. Dec 3 - 11:00 AM

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Joe Thornton's assist on Monday was his 900th point as a member of the San Jose Sharks.

Thornton managed 351 points with the Boston Bruins before he was dealt following the first lockout in 2005. He has only two goals and 13 points in 76 games as the 37-year-old is closing in on the end of his illustrious career.
Nov 22 - 9:05 AM

Joe Thornton scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals.

Thornton picked up the secondary assist on Marc-Edouard Vlasic's goal in the second period and he gave the Sharks a 3-0 lead late in the third period. Thornton has two goals and nine assists in 13 games this season. He's picked up at least one point in four of his last six games.
Nov 8 - 9:37 PM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in San Jose's 3-2 loss to Calgary Thursday night.

Thornton has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has a goal and nine points in 11 contests in 2016-17.
Nov 4 - 10:09 AM

Joe Thornton was credited with his first goal of the season Saturday.

Thornton didn't actually put the puck in the net but rather was tripped up by Filip Forsberg as he went around the forward and was staring at the empty net. The referee awarded a goal to Thornton as he would have been unimpeded to the net. Thornton is an assists machine but likely won't come close to the 20 goal mark. Have him in your lineup and expect 15 goals or so plus 45-50 helpers.
Oct 30 - 10:04 AM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in a 3-1 victory over Columbus on Thursday.

Thornton has six assists in eight games this season. His helper Thursday night was also the 970th of his career as he inches closer to becoming the 13th player to ever record 1,000 assists.
Oct 28 - 5:32 AM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in San Jose's 7-4 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday.

Thornton has two points, both assists, in three games this season. He's up to 1,343 career points, which puts him just six shy of Mats Sundin and 27th place on the all-time list.
Oct 18 - 5:48 AM

Joe Thornton had an assist in San Jose's 2-1 win against Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Although Thornton is 37-years-old, he proved to be very effective last season with 82 points in 82 games. We should see another big season from Thornton, who is also making his way towards the 1,000 career assist mark. He's at 965 right now and will become just the 13th player ever to record at least 1,000 assists if he reaches that milestone.
Oct 13 - 11:20 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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