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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

(The tribute) was great, brought back a lot of memories. I felt I wanted to give them the thank you they deserved. I understand the booing and it was expected. They are great fans.

— Martin St. Louis after playing his first game in Tampa Bay since being traded to the Rangers last season
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series