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Joe Thornton

Joe Thornton  #19

NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: July 2, 1979  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: London, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: BOS / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
Art Ross Trophy 2005-2006
Hart Memorial Trophy 2005-2006
PLAYOFFS: Picked up an assist in Game 3 vs. LAK on 4/22…Had a PPG in Game 2 vs. LAK on 4/20…Scored the first goal in Game 1 vs. LAK on 4/17…Making his 14th career postseason appearance which includes two Conference Finals appearances (2010, 2011)...With San Jose, has 80 points (17-63=80) in 91 career playoff games, ranking 2nd on the Sharks all-time playoff points list.
2013-14 GAME NOTES: 2nd in NHL in assists (65) and 13th in points (76)…2nd on the team in points, 1st in assists and 10th in the NHL in faceoff percentage (56.1%)…Was named the PlayStation “Three Stars of the Game” award recipient for the 2013-14 season…Registered his 850th assist on April 1 vs. Edmonton…Became the 100th NHL player to play in 1,200 career NHL games on March 27 vs. Winnipeg…Recorded a goal and two assists on March 20 vs. Anaheim…Tallied three helpers on March 11 vs. Toronto…Recorded the game-winning goal and an assist on March 6 vs. Pittsburgh...Eight game point streak (12a) from Dec. 21 – Jan. 5.
OHL All-Rookie Team (1996) OHL Rookie of the Year (1996) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1996) OHL Second All-Star Team (1997) NHL Second All-Star Team (2003, 2008) NHL First All-Star Team (2006) Art Ross Trophy (2006) Hart Memorial Trophy (2006) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009) Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), July 8, 2004. Traded to San Jose by Boston for Brad Stuart, Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau, November 30, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), September 16, 2012.
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I just wanted to do something to take my mind off the shot and let me relax a little bit. It seemed like the fans liked it. I'm glad I was able to score.

— Oilers forward Taylor Hall on lifting his arms to fire up the crowd before his penalty shot
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