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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
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Thornton netted his third goal of the season on Monday and it was another empty netter.
All of Thornton's goals have been scored on an empty net so far this season. He's also in a four-way tie for the league lead in empty-net markers. The last time he scored against a goaltender was on April 7, 2016 in a contest versus Winnipeg. On a more positive note, Thornton does have 24 assists in 44 games this season. Jan 17 - 5:03 AM

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The good news for fantasy owners is that Joe Thornton helped some in the penalty minutes category with 15 in the San Jose Sharks' 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

The bad news is that, however remote or legitimate the risk may be, owners must also keep an eye out for potential supplemental discipline. The NHL may want to make "an example" of Thornton, although spearing infractions often are dealt with merely by assessing the in-game penalty as adequate. We'll need to wait and see.
Jan 15 - 1:48 AM

Joe Thornton is reportedly looking for another three-year contract.

Thornton is in the final season of his fourth straight three-year contract. The difference is that Thornton will turn 38 on July 2, so another three-year deal will be a tough sell. He has two goals and 26 points in 40 contests this season. While he's always been known for setting up goals, his struggles to find the back of the net are noteworthy. Both of his goals in 2016-17 have been empty netters too.
Jan 10 - 5:05 AM

Joe Thornton has scored two goals in 34 games this season.

The veteran center has scored both markers into empty nets. On top of that, he has been credited with just 34 shots on target and owns a career-low 5.9 shooting percentage. That is not encouraging as we get close to the second half of the year. Thornton has racked up 21 assists to give him some fantasy value, but he will have to improve in other areas. Getting some more production on the power play, where he has nine points, would help tremendously.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Joe Thornton trails only Patrick Marleau for most points all-time in a Sharks uniform.

The future Hall of Famer Thornton owns the assists record with 700 and ranks second in points at 910. Marleau, for what it's worth, has 490 goals and 1,049 points. Here's the rub, Thornton has played 576 fewer games than Marleau in teal. If Jumbo can stay effective, he has an outside chance of catching the all-time Shark.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 09:25:00 PM

Joe Thornton made his 1,400th contest an even more memorable event.

Thornton registered two assists to help the Sharks win 4-1 Tuesday night. In his 1,400 games, he's scored 379 goals and 1,363 points.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:25:00 AM

Joe Thornton is slated to play in his 1,400th game Tuesday night.

He will become just the 37th player to appear in 1,400 NHL contests. The 37-year-old forward has two goals and 18 assists in 32 games this year.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 02:31:00 PM

Joe Thornton registered an assist in the Sharks' 4-2 win over Montreal.

Thornton has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has two goals and 20 points in 31 contests in 2016-17.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 11:36:00 AM

Joe Thornton hasn't scored a goal in 16 straight games.

He has contributed seven assists during that stretch, including five in the last five contests. Thornton has 16 points in 29 games this campaign.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 05:32:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 09:05:00 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.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:37:00 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.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 10:09:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 10:04:00 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.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 05:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Ryan Carpenter
4Chris Tierney
5Micheal Haley
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Kevin Labanc
3Mikkel Boedker
4Tomas Hertl
5Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Tommy Wingels
5Barclay Goodrow
6Timo Meier
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7David Schlemko
8Tim Heed
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell