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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)
AwardsSeasons
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.
Quote of the Day

I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie