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ASK-A-KING: SCOTT THORNTON

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Scott Thornton is certainly no stranger to Pacific Division play.


The 35-year old center will be suiting up for his sixth NHL team this season, including his third within the Pacific Division. A 15-year NHL veteran, Thornton spent the last five seasons in San Jose following a brief stint in Dallas, playing with the Stars. Thornton has also spent his share of time north of the border, playing for Montreal, Edmonton and Toronto at one point or another.

The 6-3, 225-pound native of London, Ontario, averaged more than 15 goals and nearly 30 points a season during his five-year tenure with the Sharks, setting career regular season highs for goals (26), game-winning goals (5), points (42) and plus/minus rating (plus-11) during the 2001-02 season.

This past season, Thornton recorded 21 points – including 10 goals – and 84 penalty minutes in 71 games with the Sharks. He also added another two goals and six penalty minutes in 11 post-season games as the Sharks advanced to the 2006 Western Conference Semifinals before losing to the Edmonton Oilers.

Have a question for the Thornton? Now is your chance to get it answered. E-mail him at askaking@lakings.com. The Kings new forward will answer your questions and lakings.com will post the answers next week.

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