Class Action Settlement for NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Center Ice Purchasers Means Special Benefits Available – Click Here to Find Out More
 
2015 NHL Draft
PLAYER SEARCH:  
ADVANCED SEARCH ›
Joe Thornton
player.currentTeam.titleCasedTeamName

Joe Thornton  #19

NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: July 2, 1979  (AGE 36)
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 would definitely love to play with him. He's a skilled player and over the years he definitely has shown that he can score a lot of goals. I think it would work out well.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk on Alexander Semin