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Joe Thornton
  • Born: 07/02/1979
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 193cm
  • Weight: 102kg
  • Birthplace: London, Ontario

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2006 Olympian … Art Ross Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy winner (2006) … NHL First All-Star Team (2006) … Second All-Star Team (2003, 2008) … 6-time NHL All-Star (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009) … Won silver at 2005 WC, named MVP and to tournament all-star team … Member of Canada’s championship team at 2004 World Cup of Hockey … Gold medallist from 1997 Junior WC.

World Championship (WC) Results

2005 (Vienna, AUT): Silver 2001 (Nuremberg, GER): 5th

Career Notes

2009-10: Entered 12th NHL season, 5th with San Jose … Started season as NHL’s top point-producer since Dec. 2005 (302 points) … As of Jan. 8, has not missed a game in San Jose, playing in franchise-record 347 consecutive games (and 366 NHL games overall dating back to time with Boston) … Recorded 900th career point vs. Los Angeles (1/4/10). 2008-09: Was 11th in NHL scoring and led Sharks to league-best record (53-18-11) … Played 800th career game (01/27/09). 2007-08: Led NHL in assists (67) for third straight season, fourth player ever to do so … Finished fifth in league scoring with 96 points … Posted 8th consecutive 20-goal season. 2006-07: Become 3rd player ever to have back-to-back 90-assist seasons … Led Sharks with 114 points … Led NHL with 92 assists. 2005-06: Made Olympic debut with three points in six games … Led NHL in scoring with 125 points to capture Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy … Traded to Sharks from Boston (12/02/05) and recorded most points ever scored by player on two different teams in same season. 2004-05: Had six goals and 10 assists to be named tournament MVP as Canada won silver at WC … Won Swiss Elite League title with HC Davos during NHL lockout. 2003-04: Helped Team Canada win World Cup of Hockey, scoring six points in six games … Led Boston in points (73) for third time. 2002-03: Named Bruins captain … Scored 101 points, third overall in NHL. 2000-01: Picked up one goal and one assist as Canada finished 5th at WC … Recorded first 30+ goal season. 1999-00: Was just second Bruin ever to lead team in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes. 1996-97: Was youngest member of Canada’s gold medal-winning squad at 1997 Junior WC.

Personal

Started skating at age four, hockey at six … Hockey idol is Pat Lafontaine … If not a hockey player, would be a pilot … Is affiliated with Right To Play … At just 17, he scored 122 points in the OHL in 59 games … Boston’s 1st choice, 1st overall, in 1997 Entry Draft.

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2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesIce HockeyMen - 7
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesIce HockeyMen - Gold
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