Joe Thornton#19 • C
- Status: On roster
- Height: 6'4
- Weight: 220 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 21 years
- Birthdate: Jul 2, 1979 (40 years)
- Birthplace: London, Ont.
- Drafted: Drafted by Boston in 1997 (1/1).
- Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Boston in 2005.
|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. Is also good defensively. Does not score as many goals as his talent suggests (he usually chooses to pass instead of shooting the puck, even when the shot is the best option). Has been thrown off his game in critical spots in the past, and is often criticized for a lack of clutch ability.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Excellent veteran playmaking center.|
|NHL||Art Ross Trophy||2005-06|
|NHL||First All-Star Team||2005-06|
|NHL||Second All-Star Team||2015-16, 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 Hockey League||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)|