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Ask the Sharks: Joe Thornton

by Alison High / San Jose Sharks
Have a question for Sharks center Joe Thornton? Now's your chance to ask it.


'Jumbo Joe' Thornton will be the featured Sharks player on this week's segment of Ask the Sharks. If you have a question that you've always wanted to ask the six-foot-four All Star, send it in to askthesharks@sjsharks.com and check next week to see which ones were selected.

The Sharks Alternate Captain has become a huge fan favorite since joining the club on November 30, 2005 from the Boston Bruins. Following the 2005-06 season, Thornton became the first Shark to win the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player adjudged to be most valuable to his team, and the Art Ross Trophy, awarded annually to the NHLs scoring leader (29-96=125 career-best). He was also voted Seagate Technology's "Sharks Player of the Year" for 2005-06 and then again in 2006-07.

Thornton has played in 239 consecutive games with San Jose (258 overall), the second-longest streak in franchise history. He is eight games shy of the Sharks all-time record (247 - Vincent Damphousse). This season Thornton leads the Sharks in assists (14) and is fourth on the team in points (3-14=17).

Outside the rink, the 29-year-old also loves playing Risk on his computer and is quite the world traveler. Thornton vacationed in Thailand and Egypt this summer and trained in Davos, Switzerland.


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