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Thornton is Brocade 'Sharks Player of the Month'

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, California - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that captain Joe Thornton has been selected as the Brocade "Sharks Player of the Month" for November.

Thornton led the Sharks with 16 points and 13 assists in 13 games during the month. He tied for the third-most assists and sixth-most points in the League during November and helped the Sharks to an 8-2-3 record during the month. The Sharks captain is tied for second in the NHL in assists (27) and tied for seventh in points (32).

Established in the 1996-97 season, the Brocade "Sharks Player of the Month" program honors the Sharks player(s) who have contributed most to the team's success each month. Brocade will donate $2,500 on behalf of the player(s) to the Sharks Foundation. In addition, one player will be selected as the Brocade "Sharks Player of the Year" at the conclusion of the season and Brocade will donate $5,000 on his behalf to The Sharks Foundation. The Sharks Player of the Month and Year award program has donated more than $300,000 to the Sharks Foundation since the program's inception.

"Both Brocade and the Sharks Foundation share a commitment to giving back to the community that so strongly supports us. We applaud the Sharks Foundation's dedication to enhancing the lives of youth and families in our community with an emphasis in the areas of Education, Health and Safety, and Character Development. We are honored to make a charitable contribution to the Sharks Foundation to commemorate the hard work and dedication of the Sharks Player of the Month," John Noh, a Brocade executive commented.

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