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Joe Thornton

35-Year-Old Center – San Jose Sharks

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Jumbo Joe finished last season with seven goals and 33 assists. He's not passing that point-per-game mark that he used to hit so regularly, but he's far from irrelevant. Thornton is still a leader for the Sharks, but he has evolved his game into a more two-way approach. The ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 7/2/1979   BORN: London, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #1 Overall in 1997   Show ContractHide Contract

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Joe Thornton Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $20.25 million contract with the Sharks in January of 2014.

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The Sharks officially announce Wednesday that Thornton would not be the team captain entering training camp, the Mercury News reports.

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Joe Thornton NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 26 81 29 96 125 31 61 195 14.9 6 0 11 0 11
2006-07 27 82 22 92 114 24 42 213 10.3 5 0 10 0 10
2007-08 28 82 29 67 96 18 59 178 16.3 5 0 11 0 11
2008-09 29 82 25 61 86 16 56 139 18.0 3 0 19:28 11 22 33 3:43 80 24
2009-10 30 79 20 69 89 17 54 141 14.2 2 1 19:51 4 25 29 3:30 113 29
2010-11 31 NHL SJ 80 21 49 70 4 47 149 14.1 3 2 19:52 9 24 33 4:19 56 35
2011-12 32 NHL SJ 82 18 59 77 17 31 156 11.5 2 0 20:28 4 19 23 3:39 42 26
2012-13 33 NHL SJ 48 7 33 40 6 26 85 8.2 1 0 18:23 2 19 21 4:23 23 21
2013-14 34 NHL SJ 82 11 65 76 20 32 122 9.0 3 0 18:56 2 17 19 4:06 54 34
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18:56

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Joe Thornton was on the ice for 18:56.

4:06

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Joe Thornton was on the ice for 4:06 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 20:28 3:39
2012-13 18:23 4:23
2013-14 18:56 4:06

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Joe Thornton 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 30 LA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:02 7:41
Apr 28 at LA 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:00 4:02
Apr 26 LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 18:45 5:06
Apr 24 at LA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 21:00 4:07
Apr 22 at LA 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:41 4:37
Apr 20 LA 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 3 0 18:51 5:16
Apr 17 LA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 1 17:56 3:38
Apr 12 at PHO 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 14:49 1:55
Apr 11 COL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:25 2:42
Apr 9 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 19:41 6:17
Apr 5 NSH 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 17:39 2:13
Apr 3 LA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 0 16:18 0:48
Apr 1 EDM 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:48 8:34
Mar 29 at COL 0 1 1 -2 4 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:13 3:00
Mar 27 WPG 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 18:33 4:38
Mar 25 at EDM 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:38 2:52
Mar 24 at CGY 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:51 2:54
Mar 22 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:10 4:21
Mar 20 ANH 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 100.0 2 0 19:02 4:40
Mar 18 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 23:35 6:39
Mar 16 at NYR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:39 1:11
Mar 14 at NYI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 14:58 1:04
Mar 13 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:44 3:04
Mar 11 TOR 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:30 5:02
Mar 8 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:05 3:59
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Mar 6 PIT 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 0 20:20 5:49
Mar 4 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 17:57 0:00
Mar 2 at NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 14:27 1:38
Feb 28 at BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:32 2:54
Feb 27 at PHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:53 2:38
Feb 7 CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:20 5:00
Feb 5 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:10 3:58
Feb 3 PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:48 6:34
Feb 1 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 22:30 6:15
Jan 30 at CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:43 1:11
Jan 29 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 21:52 4:12
Jan 27 LA 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:30 3:57
Jan 25 MIN 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 66.7 0 0 21:37 1:14
Jan 23 WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:37 3:14
Jan 20 CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:24 0:26
Jan 18 at TB 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:38 0:50
Jan 16 at FLA 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 20:30 5:04
Jan 14 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 22:49 1:04
Jan 11 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 17:14 1:06
Jan 9 DET 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:21 3:59
Jan 7 at NSH 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:26 4:12
Jan 5 at CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 20:10 1:29
Jan 4 at COL 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:27 2:46
Jan 2 EDM 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:22 3:26
Dec 31 at ANH 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:39 5:04
Dec 29 ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:31 2:31
Dec 27 at PHO 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:51 3:32
Dec 23 COL 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:22 3:00
Dec 21 DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:36 3:30
Dec 19 at LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:22 6:13
Dec 17 at STL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:36 3:03
Dec 14 at NSH 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:02 2:42
Dec 12 MIN 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 20:55 7:59
Dec 10 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:51 3:51
Dec 8 at MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:49 4:30
Dec 6 at CAR 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 20:34 2:40
Dec 5 at PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:21 3:56
Dec 3 at TOR 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 18:20 3:58
Nov 30 ANH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:39 4:52
Nov 29 STL 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 18:03 4:36
Nov 27 LA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 19:17 3:01
Nov 23 NJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:50 3:22
Nov 21 TB 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:54 3:04
Nov 17 at CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 18:18 2:22
Nov 15 at EDM 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:22 5:29
Nov 14 at VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:47 2:28
Nov 12 at CGY 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:56 1:19
Nov 10 at WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 22:39 5:29
Nov 7 VAN 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 20:01 3:31
Nov 5 BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 22:51 5:03
Nov 2 PHO 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 1 21:40 7:25
Oct 30 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:35 3:01
Oct 27 at OTT 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:53 3:07
Oct 26 at MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:41 5:05
Oct 24 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:17 1:19
Oct 21 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:08 3:38
Oct 19 CGY 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:32 7:20
Oct 17 at DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:50 4:34
Oct 15 at STL 1 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 1 100.0 0 0 19:23 5:08
Oct 12 OTT 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:13 5:24
Oct 10 at VAN 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:02 4:01
Oct 8 NYR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:09 0:00
Oct 5 PHO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:59 4:10
Oct 3 VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:18 7:30

Joe Thornton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sharks coach Todd McLellan is musing out loud that it may be time for a leadership change on the team and Thornton may lose the captain's C, reports ESPN.com. "What would happen if nobody wore a letter on our team this year? Not a single guy?” McLellan said early Saturday.

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The Maple Leafs are among at least six teams interested in acquiring Thornton, reports the Toronto Sun. Thornton has a no-move clause, but may be willing to waive it if the Sharks strip him of his captaincy, a move that has been suggested.

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Thornton had an assist, two penalty minutes, and played 20:41 in a Game 3 win over LA.

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Thornton had a goal and three shots in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Kings.

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Thornton scored on one of four shots in Thursday's Game 1 match against the Kings.

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Thornton had an assist and two shots in Thursday's win over the Kings.

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Thornton had two assists in a 5-4 win over the Oilers on Tuesday.

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Thornton dished out a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's victory over Edmonton.

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Thornton assisted on two of the Sharks' goals and scored the other one in Thursday's 3-2 win over Anaheim.

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Thornton had an assist as well as an uncharacteristic five shots and 23:35 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to Florida.

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Thornton scored on one of two shots in Friday's win over the Islanders.

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Thornton handed out three assists in Tuesday's 6-2 whipping of the Maple Leafs.

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2013-14

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2012-13

The days of league-leading point totals for Jumbo Joe are long gone. But, he has been able to grow his two-way game in ways that no-one -- maybe not even Thornton himself -- ever imagined. He's great in the faceoff circle and he's the guy they call on most, deep in the Sharks zone, to get them out of trouble. Go figure. Even with this two-way growth in his game, he was still able to lead his squad in scoring, potting 18 goals and setting up 59 others last year. Those 59 assists put him in a three-way tie with Erik Karlsson and Evgeni Malkin for third in the NHL. So, what's in order for this 33-year-old pivot? A repeat of those totals and maybe even a return to the point-per-game plateau. Thornton's not as sexy a pick any more, but that just means he might slip a little further on draft day. And that's totally to your advantage.

2011-12

The Sharks swam away from the past regular season with six forwards having notched 50 points or more. And while the casual hockey fan could have expected Thornton (21 G, 49 A) to be in that mix, those point totals actually represent the captain's lowest output in six seasons as a Shark. To be fair, the bulky center seemed to have more of his focus on the defensive aspect of the game, as he was tops in the NHL with 114 takeaways. During the playoffs, Thornton morphed back to Jumbo Joe and went on to record three goals and 14 assists in 18 contests, a career-high mark for the skilled passer. He's a safe pick in the early rounds of most fantasy drafts, and should fall within the 70-80 point range with another full schedule on tap.

2010-11

Drafting Thornton is a luxury in the world of fantasy hockey because you know that you are getting a proven skater who consistently produces across the board, every single year. At 31 years old, Jumbo Joe remains an assist master who has averaged more than 70 helpers over the past five seasons. Of course, if you're Thornton, it never hurts to have fellow Canadian Olympic champs Patrick Marleau and Dany Heatley as your linemates. No. 19 is a safe option in all fantasy league formats given his consistency, talented supporting cast and clean medical history.

2009-10

Thornton's numbers dipped across the board for the third consecutive year with head coach Todd McLellan making a concerted effort of pulling offense away from Jumbo Joe and onto the sticks of the blue line. For the most part, the strategy worked, but you have to think that Thornton will be more involved this season. He has size and strength working to his advantage and is Mr. Reliable in the assist department. With 23 more helpers, he'll have accumulated 600 for his career.

2008-09

No player was more generous than Thornton in 2007-08 when 67 of his passes went for scores. But Thornton's 96 point-season (29G, 67A) was actually a down year relative to his standards. Former coach Ron Wilson's defensive system is partially to blame for Thornton's slide in offensive production. However, if McLellan can manage a scoring line with far more balance than the '07-08 Sharks had, then Thornton will boast his tremendous strength and vision to the tune of 100+ points. He remains a top-3 fantasy option at the center position.

2007-08

Jumbo Joe, Big Bird, MVP, regardless of what you call him he's an elite option at center and should come off the board in the first round of most drafts. Thornton finished second in the NHL in points (114), while leading the league in assists (92). His numbers were down from his MVP season when he posted 125 points, -- 96 coming from assists -- in his time between the Boston and San Jose. The Sharks will continue ask Thornton to shoot the puck a bit more, and if he could rack up 300 shots, he could be looking at 30-plus goals this season.

2006-07

He could never seem to do enough right in his eight years in Boston to satisfy critics, but Thornton did little wrong in his five months with the Sharks last year, bagging league MVP honors along the way. You want scoring, playmaking, physical play, leadership, they all come standard on the Thornton model. From a fantasy standpoint the two caveats are this: Thornton doesn’t back down from many physical challenges, so you worry a little about him holding up for the length of the season, and he’s merely a solid goal scorer, not a dominant one. But if you want Thornton on your fantasy roster in 2006-07, you’re going to need a very early selection, because this is a blue-chipper all the way.

2005-06

Jumbo Joe's ascension to greatness will continue in 2005-06. He is a dominant power forward with the ability to not only put up points but also to physically and psychologically intimidate his opponents. He still pulls the occasional bone-headed emotional move, but that's easily forgiven given his talent. This franchise center is due to make a jump in offensive output and should form the nucleus of any fantasy squad, dynasty or single-year format.

2004-05