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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
28 assists away from his 900th NHL assist T-19th in the League in points (28) 2014-15: Picked up two assists on Dec. 11 vs. Minnesota Registered a two-assist night on Dec. 9 vs. Edmonton Had an eight-game point streak (4g-5a) from Nov. 8 at Dallas thru Nov. 20 vs. Florida Scored a goal on Nov. 13 at Tampa Bay Scored a goal on Nov. 11 at Florida Tallied two assists on Nov. 9 at Chicago Scored a goal on Nov. 8 at Dallas Recorded a goal on Oct. 30 at Minnesota Scored a goal on Oct. 21 at Boston Registered his 1,200th NHL point, becoming the 46th player in NHL history to achieve the feat, on Oct. 18 at New Jersey Registered a pair of assists on Oct. 16 at NY Islanders Posted two assists and a +2 rating on Oct. 14 at Washington Registered an assist and +1 rating on Oct. 11 vs. Winnipeg
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 don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday