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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)
Thornton will be playing for his country for the sixth time -- won a gold medal at the 1997 World Junior Championship (was the team's youngest player at 17 years of age) as well as winning the 2004 World Cup of Hockey tournament; won a silver at the 2005 World Championship.

One of his great international hockey moments was the Final game of the 2004 World Cup of Hockey against Finland -- playing on a checking line, with Shane Doan and Kris Draper, the trio scored two of Canada's three goals in a 3-2 win.  The line also was effective in shutting down Finland's top line of Saku Koivu, Teemu Selanne and Jere Lehtinen.

Was the top scorer and named tournament Most Valuable Player of the 2005 World Championship, playing on the top offensive line with Philadelphia's Simon Gagne and Columbus' Rick Nash. 

Quote of the Day

I think the thing about him, No. 1, he's a competitive guy. We have no issues as far as him fitting in here with this group. No question he's going to be hungry. I think whenever you look at your back end, it's a mix-type thing, and I think [there are] things he can bring to us. He's very mobile, and even though he's not big (6 feet, 201 pounds), he certainly competes. He's a smart player.

— Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on Andrej Sekera, after making a trade with the Hurricanes for the defenseman on Wednesday
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