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Scott Thornton

Scott Thornton  #27

Left Wing
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: January 9, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: London, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: TOR / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
Traded to Edmonton by Toronto with Vincent Damphousse, Peter Ing and Luke Richardson for Grant Fuhr, Glenn Anderson and Craig Berube, September 19, 1991. Traded to Montreal by Edmonton for Andrei Kovalenko, September 6, 1996. Traded to Dallas by Montreal for Juha Lind, January 22, 2000. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 1, 2000. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to shoulder (October 7, 2002 in training camp) and head (February 21, 2003 vs. Columbus) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), January 13, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 1, 2006.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016