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Joe Thornton | Center

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
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Joe Thornton assisted on both of San Jose's goals in their 2-1 win over the Wild on Thursday night.
His first helper came on the power play, but it was his second that was special. Thornton gathered the puck along the right offensive hashmarks and looked off Zach Parise before setting Joe Pavelski for the one-time blast just 45 seconds after Minnesota had tied it at one. Dec 12 - 1:52 AM

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Joe Thornton had two assists in Tuesday's 5-2 victory over Edmonton.

With that, Thornton is now in sole possession of 40th place on the NHL's all-time points list with 1,218. He's also just one point shy of Jean Beliveau's career total. Thornton now has 869 career assists, which is four away from Phil Esposito at 22nd place.
Dec 10 - 9:37 AM

Joe Thornton is leading the San Jose Sharks in scoring with 20 points in 22 games.

What is most surprising is that Thornton has seven goals this season as he is usually an assist machine. He is on pace for 25-plus goals this season and the last time he hit that mark was in the 2008-09 season when he had 25. He is also on an eight game scoring streak so keep him in your lineup.
Nov 22 - 11:13 AM

Joe Thornton's point streak has reached eight games.

Thornton had an assist on Thursday, bringing him up to 20 points in 22 games. As long as he can stay healthy, he's a great bet to reach the 70-point mark in 2014-15.
Nov 21 - 11:33 AM

Joe Thornton had an assist in San Jose's 4-1 loss to Buffalo on Tuesday.

Thornton is now on a seven-game point streak. He has seven goals and 19 points in 21 contests this season.
Nov 19 - 9:39 AM

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

Thornton didn't exactly do it in style as he collected an empty-netter in a 2-0 victory over Carolina. Still, a goal's a goal. He now has seven markers and 18 points in 20 contests in 2014-15.
Nov 17 - 11:18 AM

Joe Thornton scored his sixth goal of the season in San Jose's 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

Big Joe is having a typically outstanding season again for the Sharks, with 16 points through 18 games for the 35-year-old. He has a four game point streak going, and we expect the veteran to finish in the 70-point range this season if he stays healthy.
Nov 13 - 11:25 PM

Joe Thornton was on the same line as Patrick Marleau at practice on Wednesday.

They were joined by Tommy Wingels, while Logan Couture played between Matt Nieto and Joe Pavelski. "We're just trying some things in practice," coach Todd McLellan said. "We're looking for sparks on both sides of the puck right now, both offensively and defensively. I'm not as concerned on the offensive part as I am the defensive part."
Nov 12 - 6:37 PM

Joe Thornton was the lone goal-scorer for San Jose Tuesday as the Sharks dropped a 4-1 decision to the Panthers.

The goal came in the third period once the game's result had already been determined, but the Sharks top line was the only one not to get scored on by Florida. Tomas Hertl and Brent Burns picked up helpers on the tally.
Nov 11 - 11:33 PM

Joe Thornton had two assists in San Jose's 5-2 loss on Sunday.

Thornton has four goals and 14 points in 16 games in 2014-15. Not counting the lockout shortened season, Thornton hasn't recorded less than 70 points since 2001-2002 when he was limited to 66 contests. As long as he can stay healthy, Thornton should reach the 70-point mark yet again.
Nov 10 - 10:57 AM

Joe Thornton recorded an assist in the Sharks' 3-2 shootout win Tuesday night.

Thornton has only been held off the scoresheet twice in his last 10 games. He now has two goals and 10 points in 11 contests in 2014-15.
Oct 29 - 9:44 AM

Joe Thornton scored a goal in the Sharks' 5-3 loss on Tuesday.

Thornton has recorded at least a point in five of his last six games. He has two goals and seven points in seven contests in 2014-15.
Oct 22 - 10:58 AM

Joe Thornton scored once on Saturday to reach the 1,200 point mark in his NHL career.

Thornton is the 46th player to hit the milestone in the NHL. Congratulations to Joe for the honor. It was his first goal of the season and now he has six points in five games.
Oct 19 - 9:36 AM

Joe Thornton added another two assists in the Sharks' 4-3 shootout loss on Thursday.

That puts Thornton just one point shy of the 1,200 point mark. He's started the 2014-15 campaign with five assists in four games.
Oct 17 - 5:42 AM

Joe Thornton collected two assists in San Jose's 6-5 shootout win over Washington.

Thornton now has three points in three games this season. He's also just three points away from becoming the 46th player in NHL history to reach the 1,200-point milestone.
Oct 15 - 6:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
5Barclay Goodrow
6Chris Tierney
7Melker Karlsson
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3James Sheppard
4Tye McGinn
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Tyler Kennedy
4John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Mirco Mueller
6Matt Irwin
7Scott Hannan
8Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock