San Jose Sharks

 
Joe Thornton
current status: On roster
Birth Date:July 2, 1979 (34 years old)
Place of Birth:London, Ont.
Shoots:L
Experience:15 years
Drafted:Drafted by Boston in 1997 (1/1).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Boston in 2005.
Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 82 11 65 76 20 32 2 0 3 18:55 122 0.93
Playoffs 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 17:56 4 1.00
Scouting Report
Assets: Possesses great on-ice vision and creates numerous scoring chances for his linemates. Uses his reach to make things happen. Has terrific size, strength and control with the puck. Is at his best with his intensity level is on high. Has become good defensively.
Flaws: Doesn't score as many goals as his talent suggests; he usually chooses to pass instead of shooting the puck more often. Has been thrown off his game in critical spots in the past, and is often criticized for a lack of clutch ability (rightly or wrongly).
Career Potential: Excellent veteran playmaking center.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Hart Trophy 2005-06
NHL Art Ross Trophy 2005-06
NHL First All-Star Team 2005-06
NHL Second All-Star Team 2007-08, 2002-03
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2003-04, 2002-03, 2001-02
Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year 1995-96
OHL Emms Family Award 1995-96
OHL Second All-Star Team 1996-97
Olympic Olympic Gold Medal 2010 (Canada)

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