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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
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Joe Thornton opened the scoring of Game 3 against the San Jose Sharks.
It was Thornton's first goal of the series. The goal, assisted by Tomas Hertl, was the first shot of the game against Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and was scored in the first minute of the game (0:30). Apr 19 - 2:09 AM

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Joe Thornton tied Doug Gilmour for 13th on the all-time assist list thanks to his 964th career helper in Saturday's 1-0 win over Arizona.

Thornton still sits 52 shy of matching Joe Sakic for 12th all-time on the list. But does anyone doubt he can't get there? Didn't think so. Thornton finished with 63 helpers and 82 points in 82 games this season, and it's the seventh time in his career he ended a season with at least 82 points.
Apr 10 - 3:16 AM

Joe Thornton extended his point streak to six games during Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Jets.

Thornton picked up his 19th goal and 81st point through 81 games this season. Should he finish with another point, or not play in the 82nd game, he'll achieve his eighth career campaign with at least a point per game. Wow.
Apr 8 - 1:50 AM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in a 4-2 loss to Vancouver Thursday night.

Thornton is on a three-game point streak. He has 18 goals and 76 points in 78 contests in 2015-16.
Apr 1 - 11:45 AM

Joe Thornton scored the tie-breaking goal to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Monday night.

It was Thornton's 18th goal of the season. He now has 73 points in 76 games played this campaign. He has four points in his past five games. Thornton's goal was assisted by Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns. Other Sharks goal scorers in the game were: Justin Braun (who scored two goals - one into an empty net), Joe Pavelski, and Melker Karlsson.
Mar 29 - 1:40 AM

With a pair of helpers Joe Thornton tied Mark Recchi for 14th all-time in assists at 956.

It doesn't seem like you can say it enough, but what a remarkable career Jumbo Joe Thornton has had. He's now up to 55 assists and 72 points in 74 games this season. Which adds up to just 28 points shy of being a career point-per-game player through 1,359 games. Doug Gilmour sits next on the assists leader board with 964, he's the last man before reaching a thousand. That's where Joe Sakic's 1,016 assists lie in 12th place.
Mar 25 - 1:24 AM

Joe Thornton is on a five-game point streak.

Thornton registered an assist in San Jose's 3-0 victory over Arizona on Sunday. That was also Thornton's 70th point in 72 games in 2015-16.
Mar 21 - 9:18 AM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in a 3-1 loss to Arizona on Thursday.

Thornton is on a three-game point streak. He has 16 goals and 68 points in 70 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 18 - 11:21 AM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in a 3-2 win over Boston on Tuesday.

Thornton has recorded at least a point in eight of his last nine games. He has 18 goals and 67 points in 69 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 16 - 11:32 AM

Joe Thornton was one of four Sharks to record two points in their 5-2 win against the Capitals on Saturday night.

If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best and that’s just what San Jose did here. The Sharks need these types of games to show they aren’t second-fiddle to the top teams in their conference, let alone the NHL. The Capitals have been the best team in the NHL since early in the season. Thornton, who had a goal and an assist, continues to show that age is not slowing him down. He has 16 goals and 66 points in 68 games. Brendan Dillon, Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski each got a goal and an assist, too. Patrick Marleau netted the other goal.

Joe Thornton registered an assist in a 3-0 win against Edmonton on Tuesday.

Thornton's point streak has reached six games. This is the fourth point streak of at least six games he's recorded dating back to Dec. 15. He has 15 goals and 64 points in 66 contests this season.
Mar 9 - 10:35 AM

Joe Thornton extended his point streak to five games on Monday.

Thornton had an assist in the Sharks' 2-1 overtime win against Calgary. Thornton has 15 goals and 63 points in 65 contests in 2015-16. He's two points away from matching his 2014-15 total.
Mar 8 - 10:04 AM

Joe Thornton assisted on Joe Pavelski's game-winning goal in overtime on Monday night.

Thornton now has forty-eight assists to go along with his fifteen goals this season. (63 points in 65 games)He is on fire right now, having scored seven points in his past five games.
Mar 8 - 12:22 AM

Joe Thornton had a goal and two assists in the Sharks 6-2 win over the Canadiens on Monday night.

Thornton scored his fifteenth goal of the season, giving him a total of sixty points in sixty-two games played this season. Thornton is hot right now, having scored nine points in his past five games.
Mar 1 - 3:33 AM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in a 4-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

Thornton has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has 14 goals and 57 points in 61 contests this season.
Feb 29 - 9:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Chris Tierney
4Nick Spaling
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Patrick Marleau
3Matthew Nieto
4Melker Karlsson
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Tommy Wingels
4Joonas Donskoi
5Micheal Haley
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Roman Polak
G1Martin Jones
2James Reimer