This weekend San Jose Sharks veteran Joe Thornton was honored in his hometown of St. Thomas, Ontario. What used to be named the Timken Centre was renamed the Joe Thornton Community Centre. Ain't it pretty?
It was only fitting that the future NHL Hall of Famer capped off the event with a free open skate on the ice he grew up on as a kid.
If having a community center named after you isn't enough, Thornton was also added to the St. Thomas Wall of Fame. It's safe to say Joe Thornton is hometown hero.