Joe Thornton RUMORS & NEWS

  • As he climbs scoring charts, appreciate Thornton’s greatness while you can

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Joe Thornton officially passed Adam Oates on the NHL’s all-time scoring list in the most fitting way possible: With an assist. No, Thornton’s secondary setup on Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s odd overtime-winner against the Coyotes on Saturday won’t be confused with the tape-to-tape passes that made..." January 15

  • A Hockey Fight Featured Sharks Center Joe Thornton Getting Part Of His Beard Ripped Out

    Uproxx "Jumbo Joe Thornton has grown a pretty impressive beard during his time with the San Jose Sharks. But he got a bit of an unexpected trim during a fight on Thursday night. Thornton squared off with Toronto’s Nazem Kadri just two seconds into the first period of Leafs-Sharks on Thursday night, a..." January 05

  • Sharks take exception to Caps’ ‘premeditated’ fight with Thornton

    San Jose Mercury News "What started as a promising road trip wound up being “pretty average” in the words of Sharks captain Joe Pavelski. After winning the first two games of their East Coast trip, the Sharks dropped back-to-back games to the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals, finishing with a 2-2..." December 05

  • Joe Thornton disciplined for slash on Lightning’s Johnson

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Thornton received a $5,000 fine from the NHL Department of Player Safety Sunday, the maximum allowable under the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players’ Association, for slashing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson Saturday. Thornton slashed Johnson on the back of..." December 03

  • Sharks’ Joe Thornton back to his old self

    San Francisco Chronicle "Dec. 2 has special significance in Sharks lore. It was on that date in 2005 that Joe Thornton debuted for San Jose. And it’s pretty amazing to look back at what he and the team have accomplished in those dozen years since. From the opening draw of his first game — he won it, got a pass back..." December 02

  • The key to Joe Thornton's recent scoring surge

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Last season was the first time since his rookie year that Joe Thornton scored less than ten goals in an 82-game season. It was no coincidence that his 1.03 shots per game were his lowest since his first campaign, according to Hockey Reference, and that his 2.95 shots on goal per 60 minutes in..." November 29

  • Thornton says knee 100 percent healthy to start Sharks camp

    NHL.com "Center Joe Thornton was a full participant at the San Jose Sharks' first training camp practice Friday and said his surgically repaired left knee was 100 percent healthy. "I feel good," Thornton said. "I rehabbed hard this summer. The knee feels great, to be honest with you. It feels real..." September 16